Maggie Kentilitisca is the Thriving Networks VISTA for the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations. She works with staff to continue strengthening NACEDA’s peer-to-peer learning programs and piloting new projects to directly serve community-based development organizations. Having immigrated to New Mexico from the Philippines at a young age, Maggie is deeply committed to serving minority communities and giving voice to underrepresented groups. She has worked in various non-profits providing economic empowerment to refugee women. Maggie has a BA in International Studies from the University of New Mexico and is currently working towards a Master’s degree in International Development at the American University School of International Service.