Maria Barranco is the Program Manager for Monarch Services, overseeing the agency’s 24-hour crisis response program, the confidential shelter, sexual assault program, and prevention program. Maria is a first-generation immigrant born from Oaxaca, Mexico’s indigenous roots and with deep roots of the immigrant community in Santa Cruz County. Maria has dedicated her professional career and life to issues of social justice and equity. She focuses on the immediate needs of women, youth, Latinas, and immigrants at risk who experience domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking via advocacy and providing culturally competent support services. Maria loves to spend time with her beautiful family: two children (Angel-14, Jazmine-9), husband, two furry babies (Coco and Pancho).