As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Lisette Lerma, is the first in her family to earn a Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, where she double majored in Psychology and Mexican American Studies. After graduating, she pursued her Master's in Social Work from Arizona State University, specializing in child welfare. As a dedicated Social Worker, she has served as a Clinician, tending to Unaccompanied Minors through the Office of Refugee and Resettlement programs. Her professional experience encompasses roles within The Department of Child Safety, The Division of Developmental Disabilities, Children of Divorce Recovery and Casa Maria, where she focused on community activism with low socio-economic and immigrant families. Now part of The Florence Project, she takes great pride in contributing to an organization grounded in values of service, support, justice, and instilling hope to those in disadvantaged situations. Beyond her professional commitments, she enjoys bike riding, hiking, painting, reading, traveling, and cherishes quality time with her family and puppy, Bruno.
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