Felicia was born and raised in San Jose, Ca before becoming a “transplant” to the Central Valley. During her teens Felicia lived and attended school in Ripon Ca, graduating from Ripon High. She attended Modesto Junior college where she studied Art and Early Childhood development. Felicia applied her knowledge of art and love for children while being a Preschool Teacher in Modesto for 9 years. During that time Felicia understood the need for building meaningful relationships not only with her students but to the students’ families as well. She understood how important investing and loving children is and strived to do so during her time as a teacher.
Felicia then transitioned into the Non-Profit field as the Special Events Coordinator at Shelter Cove Community Church, in Modesto, Ca. Her experience there opened her eyes to the amazing community she lived in. Connecting and serving people is a passion and core value to Felicia. Her current role as Event Coordinator of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce exposes her to a broader and more diverse environment, enabling her to engage, connect and build relationships within the community.
Why did you choose to be a LSC Community Advisory Committee member?
One of my core values is serving; I believe that serving others builds positive connections and aids in developing healthy relationships. Love Stanislaus County demonstrates serving in the highest form by loving and caring for the community. LSC presents one of my core beliefs; that everything – and everyone – is connected and deserves to be loved.
What do you love most about LSC?
Love Stanislaus County has the heart to serve and authentically loves the community they live in. They help and support all areas of people, neighborhoods, schools, and children. I have witnessed their growth over the years and know the positive impact they have had and will continue to have in the future. Their mission is clear, and they strive to fulfill it with everything they do.
What do you love most about living in Stanislaus County?
Stanislaus County is diverse and unique. Our county is built up with supportive, compassionate people and organizations that desire to make this community thrive and grow, making it better not only for those living here now but for future generations to come.
In what ways do you participate in the community?
In my youth, I volunteered for different school projects and participated as a junior Fire Explorer. I am a Shelter Cove Community Church member and helped plan and serve at various community outreach events and projects. I have served with the Tech Worship team, Childcare Team, Junior high and Highschool groups.