Jessica Pantoja-Sanders

Profile of Jess: Smiling woman, white and brown floral dress and yellow cardigan, short brown hair, purple lipstick, leaning on a table that has a milk bottle on it, in front of purple wall

Motivated by the prospect of being part of a team striving to change the way disability is perceived globally, Jess joined The Lucy Foundation in 2014.

With 14 years experience in Event and Café Management and a passion for conscious sustainable living and disability inclusion, Jess is excited to put her skills into action on the ground in Mexico, with The Lucy Foundation coffee project. Being half Mexican herself, Jess loves to use food and cooking to bring people together and encourage sustainable, healthy living.

Jess (along with husband Ryan, and children, Lorenzo and Ebony) currently lives in Pluma Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Mexico where she is full-time Field Director for The Lucy Foundation.

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Awesome night at Caii-Michelle's Disaster Relief Concert for children affected by the Mexican earthquake last year. It was a beautiful fusion of New Zealand and Mexican culture. To help raise money Caii-Michelle also produced an album for the concert and $2 of every CD sold goes to TLF! Thank you thank you! (Coffee sponsored by Able Coffee Collaborative Colab Cafe and Coffee Educators Ltd )

#disasterrelief #mexicoearthquake #caiimichelle #thelucyfoundation #mexiconz #ablecoffeecollaboratove #colabcafe #coffeeeducators

[Image description: Three photos. The top photo is of Erin Gough and Courtney Wilson. Erin wears black with a colourful flower necklace. Courtney has blond hair and red lipstick. Bottom two photos show a stage photo of Caii-Michele wearing a red dress and singing with a band. The other photo shows the event booklet with sponsor logos]
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Three life lessons for making a difference from Robbie Francis - learn to live with Lucy (your so called weakness), start with the person next to you and do things differently. ... See MoreSee Less

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Robbie Francis speaking at the charter of Rototuna Rotary about her journey. Inspiring young woman 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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A message from our TLF Mum, Jessica Pantoja-Sanders <3

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To all our New Zealand mums, mums-to-be and mums at heart, Happy Mother's Day! #mexicansignlanguage #thelucyfoundation
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