Rosa was born in Lima, Peru, and moved to the United States when she was 12 years old. She lived in California for four years then moved to Oregon. She graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Public Health. Since then, Rosa has been working with youth for nine years in the SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) world.
She's excited to work for FriendsPDX and start making one-on-one relationships with youth and their families.
Outside of work, she likes to spend time cooking, baking, and hosting random dinners for friends and family.