Dolores has dedicated over 20 years of her professional life to social change and engagement with nonprofit groups, and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Trinity River Mission (TRM). Under her leadership the number of disadvantaged children and youth in West Dallas receiving tutoring and mentoring support increased from 270 kids to over 550 today. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A & M University and continued to earn her Master of Education with a counseling focus from the University of North Texas. Prior to TRM she had a successful 11 year tenure with Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas. Dolores has been a Big Sister since 2002 and Literacy Tutor since 2007 because, as the first in her family to graduate high school and go onto college, she felt it was important to guide and teach other young people that their circumstances don’t define them.