Rocio Avalos

Rocio is originally from Michoac√°n, Mexico and came to the U.S. in 2001 to live in the community of San Joaquin. She is married and has an eight-year-old son and a 12-year-old daughter. Her family is the most important thing to her and she strives to serve as a good example to her children and community. Recently, she received her GED certificate and is attending English classes to better herself. When she has the chance, she likes to volunteer her time as a Promotora by helping with the San Joaquin remate, the food distributions, and any other community event because it gives her a great sense of satisfaction. Rocio began participating in the NSFS project by recruiting families and as a participating family in the study. Currently, she is helping with data collection as well.