Laura Meza is a RISE AmeriCorps Member serving her second term with Línea de Ayuda/Spanish Helpline in Des Moines.
Laura moved to the U.S. from Mexico in 2008. She enrolled in ESL classes, finished her GED, and started school for an associate’s degree. Laura also spent time in Chicago working as a Spanish teacher. In 2021, she successfully completed her first year with RISE AmeriCorps and the Spanish Helpline.
“After working with the Spanish Helpline, I also want to pursue a B.A. in human services, advocate for the Latino community, and connect with organizations that support minorities and make a difference in the community.”