Viviana Garcia

Viviana Garcia

Friend (Professional Mentor)

Viviana Garcia is a Professional Mentor with an extensive background in early childhood development and education. Having spent her own childhood years in California, Colorado, and Mexico, she adopted an exceptional perspective on acceptance and adaptability. Throughout her youth, she volunteered as a translator (English:Spanish) and tutor in orphanages as well as underprivileged communities.

With familial roots that tie her to the foster care system - her parents fostering, and her cousins being fostered - she has always admired the broader foster care community and wanted to find a way to contribute to it. After a decade of teaching in Colorado Springs, she has joined Friends of the Children, bringing not only her expertise, but also her passion.

Viviana is the proud mother of a fearless little girl, is a very involved local citizen, and a champion against social and economic injustice