Yesenia Alvarez Padilla

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Yesenia Alvarez Padilla

Yesenia Alvarez Padilla is a Family Engagement Researcher with the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at the Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE). In this role, she develops resources and community networks to support English Language Learners and their families. Yesenia is also a PhD candidate at the Ohio State University, College of Social Work. 

Prior to her current role at CETE, Yesenia was a graduate research associate at CETE, where she developed online financial education Money Talks modules for parents and caregivers that include tools and strategies for families to effectively discuss financial topics with their middle school children. In addition, she capitalized on her bilingual skills to translate the modules for Spanish-speaking parents and caregivers as evidence of her ongoing commitment to serving immigrant and Latinx communities.