Yuni is a first generation Mexican-American born and raised in Colorado with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from Gallaudet University. For the past 5 years Yuni has been involved in many different kinds of jobs such as Student Teaching Assistant for World Language and Culture Department and Student Organization Assistant for Campus Activities at Gallaudet University. She also served as President for Latinx Student Union, and was involved as Volunteer Coordinator for ColorFEST sponsored by Student Body Government during her time as a student. Yuni also did her internship in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico working closely with the Deaf Mexican community teaching ASL and English and at the same time learning Mexican Sign Language.In August 2018, Yuni traveled to Quito, Ecuador on behalf of Gallaudet University’s Master Program in International Development and the Burstein Center for Excellence, Leadership, and Innovation to be one of the co-trainers on a Deaf Leadership training project working closely with FENASEC, a well-known Deaf organization in Quito.
Yuni is honored to work for DOVE as Advocacy Coordinator; her responsibilities include monitoring and responding to our 24-hour crisis line, recruiting and supervising volunteer advocates, supporting DOVE programming including community education workshops, Youth Advocacy, and of course most importantly, providing victim services. Yuni’s main goal is to promote more awareness regarding diversity and social justice within and outside of DOVE. In her free time, Yuni likes to shop at the mall, read at home or watch movies, try out new cuisines, and when she can, traveling!