Meet the Board
Co-founder & President
Evelyn serves as the President for Mi Casa Es Tu Casa Inc. She is an an undergraduate at the University of Michigan majoring in Organizational Studies and a double minor in Business and Community Action and Social Change. Evelyn was motivated to start this organization because there was much untapped potential in Southwest Fresno. When she got to college, she realized that she had been successful because she was fortunate to have mentors that guided and connected her to resources and opportunities that truly changed her life. She hopes that this organization can help break misconceptions about higher education and help disadvantaged students and their parents realize that their goals are in fact attainable.
Co-Founder & Vice President
Aissa serves as the Vice President for Mi Casa Es Tu Casa Inc. She is an an undergraduate at the University of Michigan double majoring in Psychology and Spanish with a minor in cultural anthropology. Aissa was motivated to start this organization because of her experiences as a minority student at a predominately white institution. She wanted to take initiative to help students like herself find themselves in higher education. Aissa hopes that Mi Casa Es Tu Casa will continue to grow and reach a wider audience, and hopefully see campuses become more diverse so that students can be empowered to pursue higher education in whatever form that may be.
Maria Reyes serves as the Board Treasurer for Mi Casa Es Tu Casa. She graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Business Administration - Accounting Option, B.S. degree in 2018 and currently works as an Assurance Associate for Moss Adams, LLP in the Fresno office. Maria is a proud first-generation Latina born and raised in Southwest Fresno, California. Coming from a low-income family with immigrant parents, Maria has experienced first hand the struggles of first-generation students, given she was the first in her family to attend and graduate from college. She is passionate about spreading awareness of obtaining an education beyond high school. By joining the organization, Maria hopes to encourage more students from low-income communities to pursue a higher education after high school.