Director of Communications, Marketing, and Engagement
Jacqueline Herrera is Caminar Latino-Latinos United for Peace and Equity Director of Communications, Marketing, and Engagement. Named a “creative visionary” by ShoutOut LA, she brings an innovative and strategic skillset rooted in social justice and community development to the team.
Jacqueline graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Anthropology, and soon after co-founded Kitechild, an NGO currently based in Kenya that re-unifies children living in orphanages with their families through community-based, income-generating programs. Due to her experience in the field, she was invited to become a contributor to The Huffington Post’s Philanthropy section.
While working at Kitechild during the day and a restaurant at night, at the age of 24, she became a foster parent to her 15-year old brother. Having to go through the entire guardianship process through the courts and the complex dynamics of social workers, counselors, judges, and more, Jacqueline has lived many of the complexities facing Latinos who are in the child welfare system as a result of domestic violence.
In 2013, she joined a team of entrepreneurs as a writer, and eventually helped establish and run the content marketing department of a small digital marketing and SEO agency, which equipped her to develop a strong creative and strategic marketing background.
She currently resides in Southern California with her husband and children, and travels often to see her family in Sonora, Mexico.
The New York Times, Al Jazeera America, Mashable, USA Today, and more for her creative work both with Kitechild and Mon Petit Mojave, a community art and culture organization she co-founded in Yucca Valley, CA.
She has also been the recipient of numerous awards for her creative work, including The Deauville Green Awards (Silver), Artists as Second Responders Award from the Music Changing Lives Foundation, and an Impact Award from the California Arts Council.