Born in El Paso, Texas, Verónica Frescas humbly describes herself, when asked, as “awesome”. In the past, she has been part of Public Relations for non-profit agencies and showed interest in improving her community through volunteering work. Frescas grew up in the Lower Valley and fondly remembers her coming of age with other young women as they attended Loretto Academy. Her teachers, she recalls, were kind and pushed her to be the woman she is today. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Veronica knew she was a lesbian ever since she was 10 years old. She describes her romantic history as “volatile”. She, unfortunately, suffered from domestic violence but has persevered and improved her life. She remembers that with the arrival of AIDS in El Paso, she had to face the harsher side of being part of the LGBTQ+ community. For most of her adult life, she has volunteered and even served as a board member of various non-profit organizations that provide help to people who suffered from child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
She describes herself as a highly spiritual person. She enjoys reading and hanging out with her friends and family. She has expressed admiration for the gradual change the younger LGBTQ+ generation has shown. She describes her work as a background effort to change the community, in hopes of helping others.
In 2018, she ran for District 1 City Council Member. She has served as the institutional development coordinator at the Border Network for Human Rights and is now the Resettlement Program Director at Calvario United Methodist Church.