Who We Are
We are a registered non-profit organization in the U.S. and Mexico.
We are a dedicated group who share a common mission
to serve families in our community.
Marcos Lee became the Program Director in March 2022. He grew up in the San Quintín Valley. His father moved to Baja from the U.S. many years ago as a missionary working with the Triqui people. After high school, Marcos went to college in California and earned an Associates of Arts degree, but because of an injury, he returned home in 2016. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and has just begun working towards a Master's degree in Biblical Studies. Marcos has years of experience working with different ministries and doing freelancing in media. He recently became the co-pastor of the local church where he grew up and works with the youth, doing outreaches in the community and teaching children and adults.
Las Misiones Campus- Merari Diaz
Merari joined Oasis in 2013. She was born in Oaxaca, Mexico and moved to Baja California when she was eight. As the oldest in her family, Merari helped care for her younger five brothers. This meant she often couldn't go to school, but instead went to work in the fields to help support her family. Through years of hard work and determination, she eventually finished high school and got into college. She started working as a teacher at Oasis to help pay for her studies and became the site manager in 2018. Merari is a hard worker with a dependable and determined personality who will soon officially graduate from law school! She has one daughter and hopes to continue learning and using her education to serve families in need.
Las Aves Campus- Karina Bautista
Karina joined Oasis in 2017. She was born in Sinaloa, Mexico and has lived in Baja California since she was six. She started as a teacher in Las Aves and has been the site manager now for several years. Her creativity and energy has been integral to the success and growth of this second Oasis location. Karina is married to Chuy, who works in construction and they have one daughter together who has practically grown up in Oasis. She loves to see the kids learn and work hard to achieve their dreams. Her passion is to continue helping underprivileged kids in more communities so they stay in school and are motivated to succeed.
Triqui Campus- Cynthia Aguilar
Cynthia started as one of the first teachers hired at Oasis in 2012 and recently became the director of our 3rd location. She is so great with the little kids and her gentle spirit is loved by all. Two of her sisters also work at Oasis and the rest of her family works in construction, farming, and party decorating! Apart from teaching, Cynthia loves to continue learning and is currently studying naturopathy, wine making, physical therapy, and natural cosmetology.
Local Staff Members
Our staff members include one site manager at each of the three campuses, a full-time property manager at the original Oasis, and multiple teachers, cooks, interns, and volunteers. All of our staff are from the local community and many of our teachers are college students studying to be school teachers. Our staff members are all passionate about serving and helping other people to improve their lives. Between the three Oasis campuses we have about 30 staff members.