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Veronica Gonzalez

Veronica was born in Guanajuato, Mexico. At the age of eight her family moved to the U.S. They arrived in Yadkin County, NC in 2001 and have lived there since then.  Veronica comes from a big family.  From day one, Veronica and her siblings had to act as a bridge to connect her parents to this country. Seeing their struggle made Veronica want to serve the immigrant community beginning at an early age. After high school, she attended Surry Community College where she received her associate degree. In 2015, she transferred to UNCG. At UNCG, she studied abroad in Costa Rica for one summer, giving her exposure to service learning programs that focus on children education and intervention. Veronica graduate from UNCG in December 2016 with a bachelor degree in Latin America and Caribbean Studies and Spanish. She first worked with CNNC through the AmeriCorps ACCESS project as a Family intervention specialist for the Thriving at Three program. After her year of service was up, she was offered the part-time position of program assistant for Thriving at Three in the fall of 2017. This program allows her to fulfill her goal of working with the immigrant community and children. Veronica loves traveling, learning about diverse cultures, hiking, painting, and spending time with her family and friends.