Kenia Goicochea

Parent Partner

Kenia Goicochea is thrilled to be supporting youth and their families through her role as the Parent Partner at the Multicultural Center of Marin. Her five years of experience as a former bilingual public-school teacher and her multicultural background give her unique insight into working with a diverse array of young people and their families, particularly Latinx individuals like herself. Having had the privilege of supporting teenage students throughout the turbulent times following the pandemic was an incredibly rewarding, enlightening, and life-altering experience for her. Eventually, that work pushed her to realize that she desired to provide more focused support to youth and their families, in a broader capacity in their lives, as she is now doing at the Multicultural Center.

Kenia was born in Anaheim, California, the first of two children in a low-income, traditional-Mexican household. As a first-generation college graduate, she went to the University of California Santa Cruz and later returned to achieve her Master of Arts degree and teaching credential. She is a strong advocate for marginalized youth and trauma survivors, and she is passionate about racial and ethnic equity, ending violence against children, and trauma awareness, recovery, and prevention. She has presented her work at various projects, courses, and organizations including the Latinx Initiative, Initiative for Racial Equity and Justice, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, the Central California Writing Project, and the California Association of Teachers of English Convention.

Kenia ultimately aims to use her devotion to wellness, healing, mentorship, and her values of linguistic and social emotional development to create a positive personal impact on youth, their families, communities, and beyond.

In her free time, she enjoys biking, reading, dancing, journaling, connecting with nature, and spending time with her cat Vi.

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