April has been working in the Catholic nonprofit world for the past nine years managing various programs and projects. After directing bilingual capital campaigns and working as a development consultant, April pursued her Master’s of Science in Nonprofit Administration from LSU. Working for an international school for several years, April is no stranger to the Latino community. She is excited to use her experience and talents to help further the mission of Iskali.
Marcos was born and raised in Berwyn, IL. He joined Iskali after living his initiation retreat in March of 2019. He has been an active member of the St. Leonard community since and has served as the community’s coordinator since January of 2020.
Marcos recently completed an internship at J.P. Morgan Chase and graduated from Year Up Chicago. This internship provided him with a great opportunity to learn from experienced professionals about project management and the importance of written and verbal communication in order to collaborate effectively.
Outside his professional interests, he is passionate about following and playing sports like basketball, soccer, and tennis.
Digital Presence Intern
Dayana Huerta is a college student pursuing a degree in Marketing from Morton College in Cicero, Illinois. Dayana has been involved in Iskali since attending an initiation retreat in 2017. Since then her roles in Iskali have included community coordinator, social media coordinator, and her most recent project directing a faith formation program for young adults interested in learning more about their Catholic faith. She is also part of Iskali's consecrated community. Her years of service, missionary work, and time in school have been crucial in her uncovering her passion for community advocacy, and a source of inspiration to continue to work towards empowering and equipping the next generation of transformative leaders in the church.
Dayana is excited to use her passion for social media to create a strong digital presence for Iskali.
San Juan Diego Shop Intern
Emily was born and raised in Cicero, Illinois. Her family is from Michoacan, Mexico. She recently lived her initiation retreat in August of 2021, and has been active in Iskali since. Emily currently serves as secretary for her community in Our Lady of the Mount in Cicero, and will be part of the coordination team for Iskali's faith formation program of 2022. She is excited to utilize her passion for serving others to help grow the San Juan Diego shop.
Emily is currently a college student at Dominican University pursuing a degree in special education.