Yesenia was born in Mexico but has lived all of her life in the Phoenix sunshine. She studied at Grand Canyon University and while in college volunteered at a local resource center teaching English as a Second Language and English Literacy to adult students. She was granted deferred status under DACA in 2012 and started working with Unaccompanied Minors in Phoenix. Yesenia also works part-time providing care, therapy, and teaching life skills to children with special needs. In her spare time, she leads worship in the Spanish congregation at FSBCA. She has published poetry and short shorties, plays several instruments, and is a dog mom to two chihuahuas who are extremely spoiled: Pink and Pollo. Yesenia joined the Florence Project in October 2014 and joined the Advocacy Team in October 2019.