ASTORIA — The American Association of University Women, Astoria Branch, will present “Women in Leadership.” Julene West, Norma Hernandez and Nayeli Lopez will share their stories of arriving in Astoria, finding work, fulfilling their needs and their busy lives.
The free program will be held in the Flag Room of the Astoria Library 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17.
West arrived in 1994. She has lived in Mexico, Guatemala and Spain, but found home in Astoria. Her Spanish language skills proved most useful, and she’ll talk about bringing people together around concerns for a Hispanic organization as well as her work today.
Hernandez visited Astoria in 2002, fell in love with the city and moved here in 2003. She spent years living in Puerto Rico and Boston. By 2009, she was involved with public health and participated in many related volunteer roles. She has served on the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council, North Coast Food Web, the city’s parks and recreation department, and the Astoria Co-op.
Lopez, a Senior at Astoria High School, will share her senior project “Latina,” a four-day leadership camp at Camp Kiwanilong.
The program is free and open to the public.