Andrea Figueroa, Executive Director
Andrea has a Masters of Public Administration and National Certification in Nonprofit Management, as well as a B.A. in Mexican American Studies with a concentration in Literature, from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She currently serves as the Executive Director of The Martinez Street Women’s Center, an 18-year-old organization with roots in the East Side of San Antonio. Previously, she led the MSWC Girl Zone Program until December of 2015. Prior to, Andrea enjoyed a short but fulfilling career in music that eventually led her back to San Antonio and family. Although not an S.A. native, she now considers this home, and so has lent a hand in several issues and movements she cares about, including as a member and then volunteer Chair of C.A.U.S.A. (Community Alliance of a United San Antonio), volunteer for the San Antonio Women’s March, and Steering Committee and Working group member for Excel Beyond the Bell.
Becca Najera, Assistant Director
Becca joined MSWC 13th years ago and works passionately to help transform the neighborhoods she serves. As a community partner she works towards preserving cultural histories and advocates for equality in housing. Becca has been inspiring audiences as an Associate Educator at Artpace since 2005. When she’s not engaging students with art making she is a singer/songwriter performing with her bands locally and beyond. Artpace is not the only organization to recognize Becca’s talents as an arts educator—in 2011 she was named the McNay Docent Council, Educator of the Year.
Jasmine Marshall, Grants and Development Specialist Jasmine is a San Antonio native who grew up in Wisconsin. She is passionate about fundrasing and happy to be part of the MSWC team. Currently, she is perusing a degree in Business Administration. Previously, she served one year in an Americorps program as a Public Ally where she became passionate about women empowerment and equality. When not at work, Jasmine can be found biking around San Antonio, reading a book or bingeing the latest Netflix show. Contact: Jasmine.email@example.com
Vikki Ramirez, Girl Zone Manager
Vikki is a San Antonio native who really bleeds black and silver. She attended St. Mary’s University, where she was fast tracked to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Administration by the age of 23. After serving two years with Americorps and growing up helping her mother’s non profit, she is excited to continue serving the beautiful community of her home. Vikki’s passionate about social justice, the power of civic engagement, and living a life of service. However, when she’s not at work, you can find her playing video games, partaking in trivia quizzes, binge watching Netflix, or simply napping.
Norma Gonzalez, Community Health Manager
Norma is your friendly neighborhood Laredo-born San Antonian! Growing up, Norma’s family, friends, and school counselors helped instill an unwavering commitment to health and education equity. After experiencing and witnessing various disparities in San Antonio’s health and education services, she pursued a B.A.H in Human Biology, with a concentration in Community Health in Undeserved Populations. After working in a chronic pain clinic in California, Norma’s love for her community and social justice brought her back to San Antonio to join the passionate MSWC team. When she’s not working, you can find her laughing with her brothers, practicing retail therapy (aka SHOPPING), and consulting for local education non-profits.
To reach us, you can call our office at (210) 908.9772