Educating, Inspiring, Empowering. 


Marissa Jauregui

Prevention Coalition Coordinator
Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD)
(425) 917-7763 |

I am a first-generation American and a first-generation college student. I grew up in a 50% Latino city in an LA suburb, and my first language was Spanish. I grew up surrounded by the Mexican culture of my family and surrounded by the Mexican American culture in California around me. I had the privilege of moving way for my undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley, and guidance from older sisters navigating the higher education system.

I was honored to be a Mexico Garcia-Robles Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in 2018 in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, before beginning graduate school at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. I received my masters in Public Health in the Community Oriented Public Health Practice program in 2020. I have been working with and for the Coalition for Drug Free Youth for since 2020.

Liliana Caracoza Lopez

Student Assistance Professional/Prevention-Intervention Specialist
Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD)
(253) 363-0460 |

Liliana Caracoza Lopez is a Student Assistance Professional (SAP) who works at Puget Sound Educational Service District in Washington State. She serves as the SAP for Cascade Middle School and Evergreen High School in White Center.

Liliana believes in the power of education, mental health, substance use prevention, coalition building, and representation of the Latinx community. This is done by collaborating with educational professionals, community organizations, implementing evidence-based strategies, and creating racial equity within our educational system. She creates leadership and educational opportunities for youth to minimize ATOD use on students, families, and the community.

Liliana is currently a Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee and is certified in Project Success and Life Skills curriculums. During the 2019-2020 academic year, she reached more than 250 students by teaching both curriculums.

Liliana holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, focusing on social justice and law and policy from the University of Washington.

Leadership Council

Jody Addicks

King County Parks 


Jonny Fernandez

Neighborhood House 


Michael Sita

Principal, New Start High School


Coalition for Drug-Free Youth Structure