Antonia Lliteras Espinosa
Current Term: 2019 – 2023
Antonia is a person with albinism born and raised in Spain. She came to the United States for college in 2008 and never left. Antonia first heard about NOAH via Facebook in 2016. Since then, she has stayed active in the online community and attended local IAAD events in Phoenix. Antonia remembers growing up in Spain during a time when there were no albinism associations. By joining the NOAH board she hopes to pay it forward and be part of an organization that helps so many families in the U.S. and Canada.
Antonia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English from Luther College and a Masters Degree in Sustainable Development Practice from the University of Florida. Antonia has devoted her career to working with nonprofits in outreach, event planning and fundraising. Organizations that she has worked with have focused in public health and children’s and women’s rights. In this type of work Antonia feels fortunate to be able to see the best in her communities and the generosity of people never ceases to amaze her.
Antonia has traveled the world, having lived in four countries and four states in just over ten years. She loves to discover new places and cultures. In 2013 Antonia spent a summer in Paraguay working at a rural school teaching leadership and gender equality classes in conjunction with a USAID funded project. She has attended Clinton Global University Meetings and has always stayed involved in social justice issues. Recently Antonia discovered her love for blogging and activism through social media. Now married, Antonia enjoys a good book, discovering new restaurants and places with her husband and a good movie. She never turns down a cup of tea and the opportunity to have a meaningful conversation with someone.