Resilient, Independent, Trustful, Ambitious

Rita was proudly born and raised in Stockton.  She moved to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at CSU Sacramento. She chose the field of Psychology because of her past experiences with loved ones and she felt that mental health was neglected in the community. Although she enjoyed her time in Sacramento, that move helped her realize how she wanted to return back to Stockton to help her community and lift up the people of Stockton. Hearing about the resources that FFSJ provides to the SJ county residents brought her excitement and she wanted to be a part of Stockton’s healing process. She enjoys working out, random trips, creating different forms of art, and spending time with her loved ones.