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Betty Nelson is a Mayan descendant from Costa Rica. The last four years, Betty worked for Portland Parks and Recreation at three community center sites at the front desk, as a rental coordinator, with marketing and outreach, and assisting with the children in the preschool, afterschool, and summer camp programs. With the City of Portland, she was also a part of the Latinx PDX affinity group and the Diverse and Empowered Employees of the City of Portland (DEEP) Executive Committee which sponsors cultural events and advocates for equity within the City. Betty has her bachelors degree from Portland State University in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on Indigenous People of the Americas. She is honored to have joined NICWA this year. Besides having a strong passion for the wellbeing of youth, human rights and preservation of culture, Betty loves to practice yoga, try new foods, and travel.