Leslie Manjarrez

Linkage & Eligibility Specialist

Giving, Honest, Caring

When Leslie was introduced to Christie’s Place by her mother, she recognized the unique struggles that women living with HIV were enduring. At a young age, Leslie saw that Christie’s Place was positively impacting the lives of women, and knew that she would one day work for the same agency. Her most memorable moment at Christie’s Place thus far has been her participation in the Lotus Project. This project provides the basis for cultivating tools for individual empowerment and lends to future leadership and advocacy in the HIV community. What inspires Leslie is all of the hard work and determination she sees in the women around her. Additionally, Leslie’s little sister inspires her on a daily basis. She says, “She is one of the most important people in my life that motivates me to keep going”.When asked what she has learned the most during her time at the agency, Leslie shares that it embraces the strength and resilience within. Her life’s book would be titled, All We Have is Now, Enjoy it the Fullest