Marissa Kurtz (she,her,hers) is the Project Coordinator for Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network. In this position, she oversees the Latina TA grant, a project funded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). This project works with a network of organizations and advocates to enhance capacity and build infrastructures to serve Latin@ survivors of gender-based violence. She has training in grant management, community engagement, designing accessible presentations, and virtual learning. Marissa values the strengths-based approach that Casa de Esperanza takes, which raises up and affirms the Latin@ communities that this organization works with. Originally from Guatemala, Marissa is a transnational and transracial adoptee who has spent most of her life in between the Midwest and East Coast of the United States.