Circle of Sisters Staff

JoAnn Sotres

JoAnn has been with Circle of Sisters since 2006, and is the Lead Facilitator for the team. She has lived in Canada, Mexico and the United States which gives her a life of experience with cultural diversity. Speaking Spanish and understanding the Latino culture is a positive resource in working with the girls and their families. To relax, JoAnn spends time with her family and friends. Often she is reading or crafting while listening to music.

Mira Fielding

Mira has been with Circle of Sisters for the past 8 years and has loved every minute of it! She started out as a volunteer and then joined the COS team as a Volunteer Coordinator through the VIP AmeriCorps program. She has now moved on to become the Program Coordinator and enjoys working with the girls through creative expression, whether it be writing, dancing or playing her ukulele. Mira loves getting involved with local political issues and strives to one day make her way to the Whitehouse. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from Sonoma State University and wants to help her Circle of Sisters girls’ realize their dreams of higher education. “I believe that every girl has a flame inside her, and it’s our job to help them find their passion in life, so that they can set this world on fire!”
Mackenzie Mexico

My name is Mackenzie Mexico. I first volunteered for Circle of Sisters during the spring of 2017. This will be my first year as a group Facilitator, beginning this fall of 2017. I am a Sonoma State graduate with a B.A. in Sociology. I have been working with children for many years and absolutely love spending time educating, encouraging, and connecting with youth. My goal is to inspire and guide youth, while allowing them to explore their interests and build healthy relationships along the way. I thrive for adventure and enjoy many different outdoor activities. I am also a huge food enthusiast and animal lover. I look forward to my new journey with Circle of Sisters as a new facilitator.