Hello, my name is Grecia Parra. I work with the Valley AIDS Council under Casa Orgullo as the Youth Advocate. One of my roles in Casa Orgullo is to bring families and youth together through our events, presentations, and showing up in different community events. During my time with the Valley AIDS Council, which will be a year in December, I have had the opportunity to learn and work with other non-profits in the area. We are creating safe/brave spaces, both virtually and in-person for LGBTQIA+ youth to find resources, support, or simply be. Having the opportunity to be part of NMAC is amazing. I cannot wait to apply all the skills I will acquire here to help the fight to end the HIV epidemic.