Alina is a Marketing, Organizational Development, and Capacity-Building social impact professional who has served social justice and empowerment nonprofit organizations for the past decade. Alina has served Southern California community-based organizations advocating on behalf of historically resilient communities including women and youth and survivors of trauma, chronic illness, and sexual violence.
Alina received her B.A. in Education with an emphasis in Linguistics from Cal State San Marcos. She is currently obtaining her M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at California Baptist University, as she has a passion for leading the transformation of the workplace by ushering in a new era of employee well-being, empowerment, and purpose-aligned sustainability. Alina has experience in Resource Development, Fundraising, and Event Management, Marketing and Communications, and Non-Profit Administration and Operations. She has had the pleasure of serving and learning at several non-profit agencies in both San Diego and Riverside Counties including several Boys & Girls Clubs, the Anti-Bullying Institute, and the Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center where she most recently served as Operations Manager.
Alina is a strong advocate for decolonizing philanthropy, fostering self-sufficiency, and community power building. Alina currently serves Latinos in I-O Psychology as a Marketing volunteer to provide resources, education, and visibility to emerging Latine Industrial-Organizational Psychology leaders and entrepreneurs. She currently resides in Temecula with her husband Vince and enjoys going to yoga therapy, taking her dog daughter Mochi on walks, and listening to podcasts about leadership, psychology, and mental and spiritual wellbeing.