Laura Meza is a RISE AmeriCorps member from Des Moines, serving with the Iowa Latino Coalition and their Linea de Ayuda helpline initiative.
Laura is currently a junior at Simpson College, with a major in Spanish and a minor in Latin American Studies. A first-generation student, Laura immigrated to the U.S. with her husband and kids from Monterrey, Mexico in 2008. She also had the opportunity to work as a Spanish teacher at a private school in Chicago for five years.
Through RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps, Laura hopes to develop strong communication with the community and find ways to meet their essential needs.