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Meet Our Staff


Nuria Haro-Lopez

Interim Executive Director

Nuria joined the BSL team in May 2020 and is the Interim Executive Director. Nuria started as a Mental Health Aide and acquired a vast knowledge of the organization as she worked her way up to Housing Director then to her current position as Interim Executive Director. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from University of California San Diego in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. Nuria is grateful for the opportunity to serve women in the San Diego community and strengthen BSL as an organization. Nuria particularly loves the organization’s rich history and has enjoyed community outreach and teaching others about BSL’s mission and services. 

Nuria is a Virginia native who grew up traveling and tries her best to make a trip to another country at least once a year! When she is home in California she enjoys camping, taking her dogs to the beach and BBQ-ing with friends. 

Check out Nuria's interview with K-Love.

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Samantha Rogers

Housing Director

Sami Rogers has been with Big Sister League since September 2020 and has been serving as the Housing Director since July 2021. Her responsibilities include managing both Redwood and Fourth avenue homes, overseeing the referral/intake process for potential residents and performing outreach within the San Diego community. One of Sami's goals is to provide a secure, comfortable and encouraging environment in which the residents can learn, grow and prosper. 

Sami, a native to San Diego county, grew up in the small town of Ramona with big dreams of helping others. Eager to get out and experience the world, she received a BS in Health Science at CSU Long Beach, with an emphasis on community health education. Sami believes that lifelong learning and promoting diversity are essential to tackling disparities. 

When she is not dedicating her time to the service of others, Sami can be found listening to live music or soaking up the San Diego sun in whichever way she can!