My name is Irene Zavala, I was born in Uruguay, and my parents came from Poland. I received my education at the institute of Montevideo to be a teacher. I hold records in sports and winning contests. I was sent to United States to represent my country. The last 35 years I have been involved in the Catholic Church, I am very active in social justice and peace. I have three adult sons, 5 grandchildren. I am 78 years old and I have resided in Oxnard for 30 years involved with the Hispanic community.