Meet the Women who run our programs!

They serve as our girls’ mentors and allies throughout the programs and after our girls graduate.

Elisabeth Gutierrez    Project Manager & Program Manager, RISE   Elisabeth joined the Oasis team in May 2017 as the RISE Life Skills Education Program Manager. Before Oasis, Elisabeth had the pleasure of working with inner city youth, community members, and families of the Ocean View, Merced, Ingleside, and Excelsior neighborhoods as the Site Coordinator at the comprehensive Beacon Community Center. During her time there, Elisabeth coordinated a girls’ mentoring group and coached a girls’ indoor soccer team with Girls Got Goals, which focuses on team building and life skills. As a San Francisco native, a formerly at-risk young woman of color, and the first in her family to go to college, she is passionate about acknowledging the struggles and strengths of other young women of color and providing them with a supportive space. Elisabeth is a Child & Adolescent Development major with hopes to impact, change, and inspire the next generation of San Francisco youth.

Elisabeth Gutierrez

Project Manager & Program Manager, RISE

Elisabeth joined the Oasis team in May 2017 as the RISE Life Skills Education Program Manager. Before Oasis, Elisabeth had the pleasure of working with inner city youth, community members, and families of the Ocean View, Merced, Ingleside, and Excelsior neighborhoods as the Site Coordinator at the comprehensive Beacon Community Center. During her time there, Elisabeth coordinated a girls’ mentoring group and coached a girls’ indoor soccer team with Girls Got Goals, which focuses on team building and life skills. As a San Francisco native, a formerly at-risk young woman of color, and the first in her family to go to college, she is passionate about acknowledging the struggles and strengths of other young women of color and providing them with a supportive space. Elisabeth is a Child & Adolescent Development major with hopes to impact, change, and inspire the next generation of San Francisco youth.

An Bui    Program Coordinator, ENVISION   An joined Oasis in August 2017 as the ENVISION Program Manager. She holds a BA in English and Education Studies from UCLA and is currently an emerging poet and Resident Minister at USF. Prior to Oasis, she worked in marketing for Aunt Lute Books, a nonprofit publishing press committed to revolutionary queer women and women of color. Before that, she worked with young adults experiencing homelessness at Covenant House New Jersey as a youth advocate. All these experiences led her to realize how passionate she is about youth development, creative arts, LGBTQ spirituality, and using these platforms to inspire and create social change. As a queer 1.5 generation Vietnamese American, she is called to live her best life as a form of resistance and is stoked to accompany young people in their journey to live their best lives as well.

An Bui

Program Coordinator, ENVISION

An joined Oasis in August 2017 as the ENVISION Program Manager. She holds a BA in English and Education Studies from UCLA and is currently an emerging poet and Resident Minister at USF. Prior to Oasis, she worked in marketing for Aunt Lute Books, a nonprofit publishing press committed to revolutionary queer women and women of color. Before that, she worked with young adults experiencing homelessness at Covenant House New Jersey as a youth advocate. All these experiences led her to realize how passionate she is about youth development, creative arts, LGBTQ spirituality, and using these platforms to inspire and create social change. As a queer 1.5 generation Vietnamese American, she is called to live her best life as a form of resistance and is stoked to accompany young people in their journey to live their best lives as well.

Alie Jones    Program Coordinator, CREATE   Alie joined Oasis for Girls in December 2018 as the CREATE program coordinator. Her previous experience with storytelling, social activism, and girls empowerment in Oakland led her to Oasis. She is a self-care advocate, filmmaker, and Creole mermaid. In May 2014, she graduated with a B.A. in Cinematic Arts and Technology from CSU Monterey Bay and a minor in Creative Writing and Social Action. She spent her final year of undergraduate career studying Creative Writing and French in Aix-en-Provence, France. Alie received her MPA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies with a concentration on nonprofit organizations. Her writing on Black mental health, activism, and self-care have been featured on  Afropunk  and  xoNecole.

Alie Jones

Program Coordinator, CREATE

Alie joined Oasis for Girls in December 2018 as the CREATE program coordinator. Her previous experience with storytelling, social activism, and girls empowerment in Oakland led her to Oasis. She is a self-care advocate, filmmaker, and Creole mermaid. In May 2014, she graduated with a B.A. in Cinematic Arts and Technology from CSU Monterey Bay and a minor in Creative Writing and Social Action. She spent her final year of undergraduate career studying Creative Writing and French in Aix-en-Provence, France. Alie received her MPA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies with a concentration on nonprofit organizations. Her writing on Black mental health, activism, and self-care have been featured on Afropunk and xoNecole.

 
Crystal Leal    Office Manager   Crystal joined Oasis for Girls in September of 2015 as our Office Manager. Her previous experience includes working at the Kansas Children’s Service League in the very rewarding position as Website Coordinator helping to match children in need of care with a forever family. She also was an administrative assistant for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Kansas where she enjoyed working closely with students, staff and faculty. She is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with hopes to continue on to her Master’s degree to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Crystal Leal

Office Manager

Crystal joined Oasis for Girls in September of 2015 as our Office Manager. Her previous experience includes working at the Kansas Children’s Service League in the very rewarding position as Website Coordinator helping to match children in need of care with a forever family. She also was an administrative assistant for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Kansas where she enjoyed working closely with students, staff and faculty. She is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with hopes to continue on to her Master’s degree to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.