Rosa is a leader in the areas of executive coaching and training, curriculum development and programming, and empowerment for liberation. Her passion for community began at 15 years old as a youth organizer that led multiple campaigns including lead poisoning awareness workshops, petitioned to have 100 trees planted and 3 mailboxes installed in her neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn. Starting as a member of a Human Rights Organization she moved up the ladders of leadership from line staff to a Program Director.
Over the course of her career she developed and strengthened multiple programs and traveled nationally and internationally to organize around environmental justice, wellness and human rights education. She is a certified Senior Trainer with El Puente’s Global Justice Institute and has trained over 500 educators, activists, and community leaders. She has managed over 10 programs across multiple sites, and overseen outstanding and award-winning programming for thousands of young people in her tenor. In addition, she co-created El Puente’s ground-breaking framework, Transformative Community Building. Rosa stands for advocating for those without a voice and creating sacred spaces to create a culture where people are empowered to thrive.