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, a 20-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. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Media Action Grassroots Network, Steering Committee member of the Digital Inclusion Alliance of San Antonio, and is a member of The Executive Committee for The Women and Girls Development Fund of The San Antonio Area Foundation. Recently, she was awarded The Pride Center’s 2019 Icon Award for Leadership in the LGBT community.
Becca Najera, Assistant Director
Becca joined MSWC 16th 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.
Jenny Castro is our new Director of Programs. In her new role, Jenny provides leadership to the Girl Zone Program and Community Health Program. She has a degree in English and has worked in a variety of contexts including community and women’s health, public education, international relief and development, communications, and women’s advocacy. She’s passionate about justice, truth, and their connection. Jenny is a proud mother of three and loves camping, authentic conversation and a good cup of coffee. Contact: Jenny.Castro@mswomenscenter.org
Jasmine Marshall, Grants and Development Manager
Jasmine is a San Antonio native who grew up in Wisconsin. She is passionate about fundraising 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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
To reach us, you can call our office at (210) 908.9772