Fatima Lasso was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador where she graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the Military Polytechnical School. For several years in her native country, she worked in the aviation industry. In 2005, she immigrated to the United States with her family.
Following her passion for teaching, in 2012, she obtained her master’s degree in Adolescent Education minoring in Spanish at SUNY Old Westbury College where she graduated with honors. From then on, she has worked at her alma mater as an adjunct Spanish professor.
She joined the board of LILTA in October 2019 with the purpose of collaborating with its mission to promote access to a quality education for our Latino children and young people. She is convinced that education is the only path to break the cycle of poverty in our Hispanic community.
She has also worked for non-profit organizations on Long Island, where she has devoted her career to assisting the Latino community in gaining the information and resources that enable them to have a better quality of life; furthermore, she has served as a volunteer in organizations like Long Island Cares and the Latino Hotline for Victims of Crimes of SEPA Mujer.