PATRICIA S. CARRILLO
Director of Development
and External Relations
Patricia was born and raised in the Coachella Valley. She is a graduate of Coachella Valley High School and La Sierra University, where she earned her individualized Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Social Foundations of Christian Praxis, which combines theology, psychology, and music. Upon completion of her degree program, Patricia spent a school year in Swaziland, Africa, as a student missionary through the non-profit organization Saving Orphans Through Healthcare and Outreach.
Before joining Alianza, Patricia worked as a student chaplain at La Sierra University, youth pastor for a local church, admissions advisor for National University, and tutor for Palm Springs Unified School District. She is an avid public speaker and mental health advocate who has volunteered on various occasions for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Martha’s Village and Kitchen, Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, and more. Patricia has been a guest speaker for general, children and teen sessions for various conferences, and events. She has a passion for serving global and local communities. She strives to make a sustainable and positive impact in her community and feels honored to be able to serve the Eastern Coachella Valley through Alianza. Empowering the community and showing them that they are loved and heard is very important to Patricia. She strongly believes that together we can make a positive impact in the lives of our families and communities; working together to empower and bring about positive change that will not only affect current generations but generations to come.