Born and raised in Paraguay—and an Oregonian since 2000—Violeta has dedicated her professional career to improving access to opportunities, services and programs for all Oregonians through her work in the government and non-profit sectors. She comes to MRG from Meyer Memorial Trust, where she worked as a Program Associate with the Building Community Portfolio. She is also a 2017 graduate of Unite Oregon’s Pan Immigrant Leadership and Organizing Training (PILOT). A passionate advocate for social and environmental justice, Violeta has given her time and expertise to many organizations and causes, both in the US and her native Paraguay. These days, she serves as Board Chair of the ReBuilding Center and is a member of the Metro Parks & Nature Equity Advisory Committee.