Carissa Gutiérrez is the Director of the Latino Center of Art and Culture in Sacramento, CA. As a seasoned communications professional, she is skilled in creative community engagement, operations optimization and coalition building. She has worked in various spaces including mental health, local and federal government, hospitality, non-profit and academia. She is dedicated to her community and manages cultural projects to elevate the voices of those who are most often overlooked and disenfranchised. Through her work she remains committed to social justice and equitable reform and approaches all opportunities with an intersectional lens. A proud Chicana, she graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, where she focused on globalization and development in Latin America and lives by the motto “think globally, act locally”.
“I am excited to connect with fellow thought leaders and creatives from across the country who are equally committed to preserving and celebrating our diverse and rich culture.”