Beatriz
Herrera

Senior Trainer

beatriz@berkeley.edu

Program Area

Workshops & Leadership Schools

About Beatriz

Beatriz Herrera joins the Leadership Development team with over 15 years of organizing experience. She is a graduate of the Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP) through the Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO) and the Women’s Policy Institute. Before moving to the Bay Area, she worked on housing campaigns alongside immigrant Latinx tenants and street vendors in New York City. In San Francisco as a community organizer, she helped win the Free Muni for Youth campaign providing free MUNI bus services to youth, seniors, and disabled communities, and the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights providing overtime pay to domestic workers in private homes. With San Francisco Rising, she helped build electoral power by engaging marginalized voters of color in local proposition campaigns benefitting their communities. She received her BA from Vassar College and MA in Latin American Studies from UC Berkeley, and has taught organizing and Latin American and Latinx Studies courses at Stanford, SFSU, and CCSF. She was elected to the executive board of the faculty union at CCSF, AFT 2121.