Jennifer Herrera, vice president of external affairs, is the chief communications officer for the National Women’s History Museum, where she oversees all public affairs, marketing, and media relations efforts.
Before joining NWHM, Herrera worked to expand access and opportunity to higher education as the director of communications for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. In this role, she oversaw a broad range of strategic communications functions and directed the association’s media relations, publications, social media, and public communications work. Prior to her work in higher education, Herrera spearheaded film projects for the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of openly LGBTQ officials at all levels of government.
Herrera has extensive leadership, advocacy and organizing experience in causes directly affecting women’s rights and women’s health and safety. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of New Mexico, a Master of Arts in Media Arts from the University of Arizona, and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).