Ivanna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from University of Veracruz, Mexico. Prior to moving to Austin, Texas, Ivanna worked 3 years with diverse populations in Mexico as a nutritionist for different social organizations and government agencies. She moved to Austin in 2013 and started working as a Community Organizer for Go! Austin, Vamos! Austin where she was able to organize community leaders on social issues to reduce childhood obesity. Afterwards, Ivanna joined Common Threads as a Program Manager to build a network of supporters, community partners and school districts to develop a health portfolio for the whole city that reflected the community needs.