Damara Parra is an OFE certified Financial Counselor working on several programs including the NYLAG’s FCD Housing program, the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island’s HRA Internship Placement Service program and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs’ NY Citizenship program. Prior to joining NYLAG, Damara was a financial counselor and tenant advocate and a program manager  at the Urban Upbound’s OFE Financial Empowerment Center in Long Island City, financial and housing counseling services as well as financial literacy workshops to low income families. In addition, Damara trained financial counselors in delivering financial counseling  services and developed and implemented financial inclusion programs in the community. Damara is Neighborworks certified  in Homeownership Counseling and Foreclosure Intervention and Default Counseling. Damara is bilingual in Spanish and holds a B.A. in International Business from the Universidad Autonoma de Tlaxcala, Mexico.