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READY TO RISE STAFF AT DEGREES OF CHANGE

Amber Ortiz-Diaz, M.Ed.

Amber Ortiz-Diaz, M.Ed.

Yakima Valley Director

Amber is an Act Six alum from the first cadre at Heritage University, where she completed a Bachelors of Science in Bio-medical Sciences. She serves as the Site Director for both Act Six and Ready to Rise. Her passion for serving others and her dedication to her community led to her decision to pursue a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University.

Anita Mendoza

Anita Mendoza

Yakima Valley Career Pathway Coordinator

Anita Mendoza was born and raised in Yakima, Washington. She graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development with a certification in Adolescence. Anita has a passion for working with students and helping them reach their fullest potential. As a first generation student herself, she believes it is her responsibility to better serve her community.

Evelyn Tzib

Evelyn Tzib

Yakima Valley Program Coordinator

Evelyn was born and raised in the Yakima Valley, WA. She graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor’s in Marketing. She was the first generation to attend and graduate from a university. She has a passion for helping others better themselves and to see them achieve their goals. She wants to give back to her community by giving others the tools and support they need for them to develop their own leadership skills and is excited to be working alongside colleges who have the same goal.

Cecilia Vizcaino de la Mora

Cecilia Vizcaino de la Mora

Yakima Valley Program Assistant

Cecilia is an Act Six alum from the fifth cadre at Heritage University, where she completed a Bachelor of Social Work and a minor in Psychology. She is passionate about fighting for immigrant rights and helping undocumented folks. Cecilia grew up in the Yakima Valley and is excited about connecting with students and helping them achieve their highest potential.

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Ready to Rise Yakima Valley
2812 Terrace Heights Drive Suite 7
Yakima, WA 98901

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Amber Ortiz-Diaz
Yakima Valley Director
[email protected]

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