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. Her love for community and activism drew her to MSWC in 2011, and she led the Girl Zone Program until December 2015. Andy was born in El Paso, Texas, but has been around the world. When she’s not at work (which is rare), Andy can be found playing with any of her three dogs, on a long bike-ride, or making music.
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 chairs a health and wellness committee, 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 Mc Nay Docent Council, Educator of the Year.
Hannah Beck, Director of Development
Hannah graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she studied Political Science and Women’s Studies. Before joining the MSWC team, she founded and led MOVE San Antonio, a non-profit dedicated to empowering young people to become active in politics. Hannah was born in St. Louis and raised in San Antonio, where she’s happily lived for the past 15 years. In her spare time, Hannah can be found dreaming about her next tattoos, spending time with her pup, Princess Leia, or putting her “own spin” on classic recipes based on what’s already in her kitchen.
Monica Sosa, Girl Zone Program Coordinator
Monica A. Sosa is a fronterista who was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. Growing up on the border instilled a great appreciation of family, community, art and culture which is why she loves working with Martinez Street Women’s Center. She firmly believes that youth are the solution and feels passionate about her work with young women of color. She is a Registered Yoga Instructor and holds a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies with a Minor in French from the University of Texas of Brownsville. In her spare time, you can find her bouncing on a yoga ball, writing in her agenda, thrifting, and/or spending time with her baby girl!
Norma Gonzalez, Community Health Program Coordinator
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