Ani Villa joined ALIRP team as one of the AmeriCorps/VISTA Service Members on July 17th, 2023 and will be with us through mid-July 2024. Ani serves as one of our two Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support Coordinators. She has years of experience in business and people management. She was born in Mexico, and was brought to the United States as a teenager. Driven by personal experience as an immigrant herself, she began volunteering in the local community with local churches and schools, hoping to ease the hardships faced by immigrants due challenges such as access to transportation and other community resources, as well as language barriers. After hearing about ALIRP she was excited to apply for the AmeriCorps/VISTA position. She has a mission of serving learning from our experienced staff and volunteers.