Aracely is from San Luis, Arizona. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor degree in Public Health and a minor in Spanish. Aracely has volunteered in different parts of the world such as Europe and Latin America, teaching low-income communities the importance of oral health and providing them with medication under the supervision of physicians. She has also volunteered in border towns’ like Nogales and Yuma. Moreover, she has strong experience volunteering in the Tucson community, at places such as Banner Medical Center, St. Elizabeth’s Clinic, and Cyclovia, among others.
Aracely has worked as a Promotora assisting Latino and American Indian families in Flowing Wells and Pima County. She understands the importance of being culturally competent in service delivery, which is a hallmark for Amistades. Her work as a promotora strengthened her passion for serving the Latino community. Aracely is active in the community, organizing various events that have allowed her to become grounded in the Tucson region. Amistades has been the inspiration for this work.
As a Mexican American, Aracely identifies with the people served by Amistades. She is an advocate for those individuals and works to help them achieve their goals.