Growing up the daughter of immigrant farmworkers, Lus knows the obstacles of navigating life with limited resources and the struggles that farmworkers face in rural communities. After graduating with her Associate’s degree in Respiratory Care from Amarillo College in 2015, then her Bachelor’s degree in Education from WTAMU in 2018, Lus had the opportunity to work for the Migrant Education Program and was able to work with farmworkers and their families by providing educational resources. Lus later found her home at FSS working with the farmworker population in our surrounding area. She started her work by providing “know your rights” pieces of training to farmworkers and has since then identified the disparities and barriers that farmworkers face when trying to access healthcare.
Lus and her team focus on conducting outreach to farmworkers and identifying their needs. The team then works to coordinate resources to fulfill those needs. Lus is a passionate advocate for health equity and strives to impact the way that farmworkers access health care in the most rural communities in the panhandle.
Lus always appreciates a good story on Audible and is a podcast fanatic. She loves to spend time with her family and has over the years rescued three spoiled pups and two of the most ungrateful cats anyone has ever met. She is also a big foodie and loves to travel and explore.