Gender identity: Cisgender-Female
Sexual Orientation: Pansexual
Faith Background: Hare Krishna
Enneagram Type: 1 wing 9
Dietary Preferences: Vegan
Certifications/Degrees: 200-Hour Katonah Yoga® Certified, 200-Hour RYT Ashtango-Vinyasa, Master of Social Work (MSW), B.S. Marketing & Social Entrepreneurship, Bhakti Sastri Certification
Hi! My name is Majo and ever since I was young, I have always wanted to create a business to serve my community. After being born in Oruro, Bolivia I moved to La Paz, Bolivia with my family. I have three parents: a dad, a mom, and a step-mom. And I have three siblings: a brother, a sister, and a step-sister. When I was twelve, my parents got divorced, and I had to grow up quickly in order to emotionally support my siblings. That was one of the most challenging times of my life, but it was also the event that made me into the independent, hard-working, and empathetic person that I am today. When I came to the US for undergrad, it was the first time in my life that I was considered a person with a marginalized identity. I had never really experienced oppression, because in Bolivia I’m considered a “White Bolivian.” Because of my European heritage, I have racial and economic privilege there. Experiencing micro-aggressions has been challenging; it is not easy to live in a white world with colored skin. One of my goals with A.G.A.P.E. Wellness is to always hold a space for people to feel safe to be who they are, knowing that they are respected and validated here.
In undergrad, at Creighton University, in Omaha, Nebraska, I studied Marketing and Social Entrepreneurship. It was there that I met my wife, Haley. We met on an office retreat for the Center for Service and Justice, a place we both worked during the school year. After college, I spent a year volunteering in Gresham, Oregon with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest (JVC Northwest), and in June of 2015, Haley and I started dating. Following my volunteer year, I spent 9 months in Mayapur, India where I took a Bhakti Sastri Course to study the scriptures of the Hare Krishna philosophy. Throughout my time there, I discerned my faith and what role being a Hare Krishna plays in my life. I wrapped up my time in India with a 200-Hour YTT in Goa at Kranti Yoga. In 2016, I returned to the states to start my Master's program, and in 2018 I graduated with a MSW and began working at JVC Northwest as their Alumni Relations and Marketing Manager.
In June of 2019, Haley and I got married, on August 23rd I transitioned out of JVC Northwest and our website went live, and on September 3, 2019 we will hit the road for our three month journey around the US. I am so excited for what's to come!