Pau R. Calvelo (they/she/ella)

Pau has been with yli for eight years. They started off as a program coordinator and then program manager in the Eastern Coachella Valley. During that time, Pau was able to further develop their two passions: storytelling and helping youth to realize their true potential. As grant writer, they hope to partner with program staff to de-mystify the fundraising process.  Pau is also passionate about creating safe spaces for LGBT youth and adults in the Eastern Coachella Valley. In 2017, Pau was one of 20 emerging nonprofit leaders chosen to participate in the Next Generation Leaders of Color Inland Region, a year-long leadership development program. In 2019, they obtained a professional certificate in nonprofit management from the University of California, Riverside. Pau is proudly Queer and Neurodivergent. They are passionate about helping create more accessible spaces for all.  

Pau is based in Southern California where she lives with her partner and cat, Nugget. Some of Pau’s special interests are thrifting, learning new languages and Sailor Moon.