Patty Miramontes (Latinx/Chicanx) was born on Tongva Land to Mexican immigrant parents, her mother born in Ayotlán, Jalisco, and her father in Ixtlán del Río, Nayarit. Patty received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a minor in Chicanx/Latinx Studies from Portland State University in Oregon in 2018. During her time in Oregon, she was heavily involved with both the Latinx/Chicanx and Native community, serving in student groups and organizations for several years. This time cultivated a strong sense of community, dedication, passion for social justice, and an eagerness to serve and create tangible change wherever she can. Patty went on to attain her Master of Arts in Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies from Cal State LA in 2021. Since then, Patty has served in educational capacities including as a substitute teacher within K-12 settings, as a university academic advisor, and as a soccer coach to wonderful high school students. She now is very happy and proud to serve as a member of the So’oh-Shinálí Sister Project team and is consistently looking forward to empowering the community.
Wildflower Robles-Ontiveros is Gabrieleño, a descendant of the people of Huchiminga, and Chicana. She proudly holds the titles of mother, sister, community member, and advocate. She was born in Los Angeles and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, unceded Gabrielino-Tongva territory. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Cal Poly Pomona in 2021. During her time at Cal Poly, Wildflower worked at the Native American Student Center as a Social Justice Leader where she had the honor of advocating on behalf of Native students, staff, and faculty. Wildflower is passionate about education and advocating for Native students and their families. She was able to continue this work in her previous role as Resource Coordinator with So'oh-Shinálí Sister Project and is grateful to now serve as the Director of Education and Community Engagement where she may continue to support and uplift the community.
Director of Education and Community Engagement
Eva Powless is an Ukwehu·wé/Oneida woman, born and raised on the Oneida Nation Reservation of Wisconsin. Since a young age, her goals have been to uplift, strengthen, and empower Indigenous voices. Eva earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree at University of Kansas and her Master of Social Work degree at University of Southern California. Throughout her career, Eva has focused on servicing children, youth, adults, and multigenerational families. Eva centers ancestral teachings and trauma-informed approaches when supporting communities in healing. Eva is honored to share her knowledge and skills from previous diverse roles as a Child Protection Specialist, In-Home Outreach Counselor, and Clinician to support community outreach and engagement services in Los Angeles County. Eva is currently an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW #105284) and is excited to continue supporting the Indigenous community as the Director of Community Relations.
Director of Community Relations