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Matilde Ortiz

Multilingual Liaison

Matilde has traveled far distances with her family of 5. She grew up in Oaxaca Mexico before she settled down in Mount Vernon. Working from sun rise to sun set in all weather conditions Matilde picked blueberries, strawberries, and has done other field work in the valley. She later transitioned to working in restaurants washing dishes and after some time become a cook.

Washington gives many opportunities to be outdoors hiking, kayaking, playing volleyball and in summer swimming are just a few of Matilde's hobbies. Cooking for her family and close friends is also something that Matilde takes pride in.

As she starts her role as the bilingual liaison at Skagit Gleaners she said “ this will be an opportunity to use my English more and to use being bilingual to connect with the community where I live”