Elsie Almodovar-Reyes

I just graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in Spanish. I am equally excited and nervous to be living across the country from where I’ve spent my whole life. Learning to make my way and make connections is a process I’m really looking forward to. I will be working at the All Peoples Community Center. I think I will be supporting people in a variety of ways, including learning how to better be supportive.

Home Congregation: Hampton Park Christian Church; Toledo, OH
Host Site: North Hollywood, CA
Community Engagement Site: All Peoples Community Center

Elsie's Blog Posts

Not As Far from Home As You Think

Poverty is a universal invariant; it’s everywhere you go. When I learned that I was moving to California, I imagined I would be surrounded by glamour and the excess you encounter in a big city; but I came to realize that the economic disparity and struggle I had become so accustomed to seeing in my hometown of Toledo was just as prevalent in Hollywood. Read more >>

Where Are They Now? Elsie Almodovar-Reyes

During my Residency, I think I began to really comprehend how institutional oppression can impact every aspect of an individual's life. I also began to see real-life examples of how our intersecting identities play out in terms of access to resources. I apply these understandings every day, not only in my job but in how approach all interactions. Read more >>

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