Brenda is the face and voice of the Fund for visitors and callers.
As the Fund’s receptionist, Brenda is responsible for greeting visitors and callers and providing them with great customer service. A self-described “Jill of all trades,” Brenda also manages conference room calendars and provides administrative support to the rest of the staff on an as-needed basis.
Brenda’s parents arrived in the United States from El Salvador during the civil war in that country in the early 1980s. Pushed by her parents to get a good education, she enrolled at City College of San Francisco after graduating from high school. While at City College, she worked in the Women’s Resource Center and the Queer Resource Center and as peer educator in the Women’s Studies Department. She eventually transferred to San Francisco State University, where she majored in women and gender studies.
Before joining the Fund, Brenda worked as a social media intern and blogger at About Face, a San Francisco nonprofit organization that works to equip women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image. Brenda currently is working on a book on the effects of reality entertainment on women and girls, based on her final paper at San Francisco State.
I am so impressed with the mission and the values of this organization, and it’s fun to work in an environment with such dedicated and friendly people.