Latest Past Events

El Tianguis

Lake Burien Presbyterian Church 15003 14th ave sw, Burien

🎉 El Tianguis 🌈 ¡Celebren con nosotros nuestro Tercero aniversario! 🗓️ 15 de Julio de las 12 PM a 4 PM 📍 Lake Burien Presbyterian Church ✨ En el estacionamiento norte 😷 Por favor de usar mascarillas durante el evento cuando no esté comiendo o tomando. ⠀ 📣 Patrocinador de Pueblo: Trial And Error Productions 💛 […]

Flor de Primavera: Una celebración para Mama’s de nuestra Comunidad.

Lake Burien Presbyterian Church 15003 14th ave sw, Burien

🎊 ¡Vengan a celebrar con nosotros en La Flor de Primavera! El evento va ser para el sábado, 13 de Mayo 2023 de la 1 PM a 5 PM.⠀⠀ 📍Estaremos localizados en Lake Burien Presbyterian Church: 15003 14th Ave SW⠀ Burien, WA 98166⠀⠀ ⠀ 🪅 ¡Celebracion, comida, musica, y mas! 💛 Registro requerido. ⠀⠀ 😷 […]

Bidi Bidi Bom Bash 2023

Lake Burien Presbyterian Church 15003 14th ave sw, Burien

¡Nos sentimos muy emocionadxs presentar nuestros eventos del festival de 2023!   Mercado Sábado, 15 de abril 12 PM a 5 PM Lake Burien Presbyterian church 15003 14th ave SW 98166 El evento es para toda la familia y gratis ¡También tenemos oportunidades para ser un@ voluntari@ para nuestro Mercado! Bidi Bidi-aoke Sábado, 15 de […]

Martha Molina

Safety Specialist at Boeing Co

Martha is a workplace safety professional and has been in the worker’s compensation arena for over 12 years. Graduating from the University of Washington undocumented, before DACA, she navigated through higher education advocating for herself to remain in school. She’s currently earning her Masters’ in Safety and Health Management from Central Washington University. During her spare time, she mentors Latina students, translates immigration letters for people seeking legal relief and assists in resume/cover letter preparation. She currently resides in Federal Way, WA with her husband Mario of 10 years, their daughter Dahlia and two chihuahuas, Buttercup and Dixie. Martha holds a Master’s of Safety and Health Management from Central Washington University. OSHA Safety Leadership for General Industry Certification.


Susana Contreras-Mendez

Senior Associate for Education Strategy Group

Susana Contreras-Mendez joined ESG in 2022 to support its Post-secondary Attainment portfolio. Prior to joining ESG, Susana was an Associate Learning and Impact Officer at Ascendium Education, where she worked in partnership with the philanthropic team to measure its performance and to support collective learning about its strategy and operations. Previously, she was a researcher at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a policy think tank in Washington, D.C. She conducted research on strategies to increase upward mobility for families, with a particular focus on the post-secondary experiences of student parents.

Other professional experiences include interning at Lumina Foundation and directly supporting low-income families through nonprofit and government programs. Outside of ESG, Susana serves on the board of Alimentando al Pueblo, a non-profit working to promote healing through comunidad, comida, and celebración (community, food, and celebration).

As a former Head Start child, first-generation college graduate, and TRiO Alum, Susana has firsthand knowledge of education’s transformational benefits. Susana holds a Master of Higher Education degree with a concentration in Diversity and Social Justice from the University of Michigan and a dual bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in Sociology and American Ethnic Studies with a minor in Education, Learning, and Society.