Ada joined Prospera in October 2015 and is currently our Advancement Manager, leading fund development for the organization. She was born in Los Angeles, California to parents who emigrated from El Salvador, and she grew up in the South Bay towns of Hawthorne and Torrance. Ada brings her passion for poverty advocacy and women's rights, as well as an interest in their relation to achieving racial and class equity. Most recently, Ada was researching effective strategies to improve school meals for migrant farmworker students at the Migrant Legal Action Program and organizing immigrant tenants with Causa Justa :: Just Cause in the Fruitvale as an Emerson National Hunger Fellow with the Congressional Hunger Center. Previously, Ada was doing philanthropy work managing the Senior Legacy Fund at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is currently Vice Chair on the Human Rights and Human Relations Commission in the city of Richmond, CA and on the Steering Committee of the Richmond Progressive Alliance. Ada has a B.A. in Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.