Jacqueline Perez Valencia - Women's Foundation California

Jacqueline Perez Valencia

Volunteer & Code as a Second Language Coordinator

Jacqueline Perez Valencia is a first-generation college graduate committed to fighting for the dignity and respect of underrepresented communities. She received her B.S. in Sociology and minor in Business Administration from the University of La Verne, where she was awarded the Campus Compact 2014 Newman Civic Fellow Award due to her community and civic engagement on campus and in the surrounding areas. Currently, Jacqueline is the Code as a Second Language Coordinator for Hispanic Heritage Foundation, where she coordinates programs that introduce young Latina/o students to code and see the technology field as a plausible career. Before joining Hispanic Heritage Foundation, she worked at the Institute of Popular Education of Southern California (IDEPSCA) as an outreach coordinator to support day laborers and household workers to obtain jobs that provided safe working conditions and a fair wage. Her diverse experience includes working in campaigns for local/state candidates, as an immigrant rights advocate, and coordinator/administrator for non-profits.

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