Tatiana Pacheco Parés, LSW, serves as the Helping Hands Program Coordinator at the HFA. She provides direct financial assistance to families in need through Helping Hands and links community members with vital resources and services. She also collaborates with other HFA staff members to create accessible and culturally competent resources for Spanish-speaking community members. Tatiana has experience working in nonprofit organizations, in school-based social work, and in the student travel industry. Tatiana earned a B.A in Psychology with a minor in Latin American Studies at New York University and an M.S.W degree with a concentration in International Social Welfare at Columbia University. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, in her spare time she enjoys relaxing at the beach, water sports and traveling.