Born and raised in Chihuahua, Mexico. Lourdes came to US 34 years ago and lived in Texas and then moved to Douglas, Az. While in Douglas, she went back to school to learn English and got her Certificate as Nursing Assistant and later, in 2000 she received a Community Health Worker Certificate. She worked for 12 years at Douglas Hospital. At the same time, she started working at Cochise Health Dept. with the Health Start Program (Maternal/Child and Teen Pregnancy) doing home visits to pregnant woman.