We are excited to announce that Javiera Gonzalez has joined the Dane County Extension team. Javiera started on Monday, April 19th as the Bilingual Clerk. She will provide customer service and work closely with the educators on program planning and logistics.
Javiera shared the following self-introduction:
I was born in Santiago, Chile and I moved to Madison with my family when I was 13 years old. My mom always talked about a better future for me, I think this is what she meant.
I am bilingual in Spanish and English. I am very passionate about helping others, especially by facilitating their communication. I am currently pursuing a degree in Accounting; I hope someday I can use this to further educate and help the Hispanic community in Madison, in their first language.
Culture and diversity are very important to me and I have experienced the struggles first hand. I look forward to serving the community in the best way possible by supporting educators as the newest member of the UW-Extension team.
Javiera can be reached at 608-224-3704 or Gonzalez.email@example.com.