Sandra Alvaro Francisco is Q'anjob'al Maya, she speaks Q'anjob'al, Spanish, and English. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Justice Studies from California State University San Marcos. Sandra has experience working in social service and providing behavioral therapy for children and young adults with disabilities. Sandra spent a year working as a Family Support Worker, and worked four years both as an Early Interventionist and Behavioral Specialist throughout San Diego County. She also spent time volunteering as a mentor for vulnerable children and young adults who were at-risk of negative social and health issues. She has consistently advocated and supported families she serviced so that they may thrive in their home and community.