María Otero Vázquez – Community Development Officer
María started as an intern in UISCE back in 2016 and since 2017 she works as Community Development Officer of UISCE managing projects, advocacy and communications, working in partnership with services and coproducing and editing the Brass Munkie magazine. She holds a MSc. in Health Psychology from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and a MRes. Applied Research in Feminist, Gender and Citizenship Studies from the University Jaume I (Spain).
Lynn began their work in harm reduction services in 2009 volunteering at a 24-hour drop-in centre for sex workers in Vancouver, Canada. They have since had experience in youth work, housing first, mental health & addiction, human resources administration, low threshold program management and outreach. Most recently they worked as a relief project worker for Depaul in 2016, and now working as the Peer Support Worker for UISCE, they are a firm believer in community-based organizing and self-determination for people who access services.
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