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Cata Catibayan

Case Manager
Born and raised in the Portland area, mixed-filipina background and 1st generation American on father's side. Sports and a Catholic Education were parent's solution to the "lessons" of life. Attended Gonzaga University, and played on the GU Club Volleyball team; discovered the magic of "Sisterhood" in her teammates and through her Women's Studies concentration with her Political Science degree. After college, Found her passion for direct service work, serving a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Los Angeles at a homeless youth drop-in center. Now a "Jesuit-adjacent" fallen Catholic, altruistic and agnostic in values, she is committed to the service of advocacy and social justice work; and has spent the last 3 years in Seattle working for Non-Profits involved in youth-development and recovery. Female-identified, masculine presenting, this Tomboi works to deconstruct gender norms in her daily life and swag. In her free time, she works on whipping up tasty treats in the kitchen, playing volleyball or shaking it on the dance-floor with her fellow queers. 

Jordan Faralan

Communications + Community Engagement Coordinator
Jordan is a queer Filipina activist who grew up in a sleepy Navy town on Whidbey Island and fell in love with the city when she moved to Seattle for college. She is an avid appreciator of the arts - live music, dance, spoken word poetry (even though she is minimally artistic) and works to become a stronger ally for the most marginalized. The dream is to one day intersect art and social justice by owning a facility that allows communities to critically explore the systems they operate in through their own creative mediums. She loves being able to do that with the powerful young folks at PV.

Sarafina Kariuki

Powerful Choices Coordinator
Born in West Virginia, but a Washington native. A nomad of sorts, from switching schools to switching living styles. A young mother, but age is relative. Graduated from Auburn High. Has diverse work history. Hobbies include crafting,going on adventures in the city and baking, baked goods is the specialty. Grows from love.

Kary Kwong-Lee

Case Manager
Bio coming soon!

Kate Tibone

Executive Director
Kate is dedicated to supporting mission-driven work in our community. She is a daughter of Vietnamese refugees, yet grew up in a small rural town in the Midwest. And she is a global nomad, having lived in three continents and in seven cities. She is a passionate feminist and strong advocate for women’s health and rights, and yet grew up in a very Catholic household, attended two religious universities. She spent 10 years working in global health and policy, but since moving to Seattle a few years ago, she has shifted to focus on how she can apply the lens of global to local and apply what she learned working with communities around the world to answer the question of how we can improve policies, practices, and systems to work better for girls in Washington State.

Metasabia Rigby

Development + Administrative Coordinator, RVC Fellow
Bio coming soon!

Yecelica Jaime Valdivia

Employment Coordinator
They grew-up in from Central Washington in the Yakima Valley. They're a child of a mexican immigrant father and a mixed race mother from working class roots. They identify as a mixed race, genderqueer, masculine presenting, fat brown boi among many things. Yecelica is coming from Seattle Young People's Project (SYPP), a youth-led social justice organization that builds youth power through political education and community organizing, where they were a Co-Director. Previous to SYPP, they had the opportunity to work with both The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian, and Gay Survivors of Abuse and Solid Ground. They've been doing work at the intersections of individual transformation and social transformation and understanding you can't do one without the other. They're committed to supporting young folks to feel powerful, to defy, to define, and to build who they are and who they want to become.

 

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