Jennifer Borrero

Jennifer Borrero is a first-gen LatinX activist that believes all people deserve to feel cared for, seen, and heard. She tells stories of her experience working on international human rights issues and lessons learned along the way. Through these stories Jennifer inspires students to realize they are capable and qualified of creating change even if they are still figuring out their own journey.

TOPICS


  • Leadership
  • Personal Growth
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • First Generation American
  • Women’s Leadership
  • Civic Engagement
  • Orientation
  • Social Justice
  • Latinx Focused

KEYNOTES


Jennifer Borrero inspires students to realize they are capable and qualified to create change even if they are still figuring out their own journey.

Getting to know

Jennifer Borrero

Jennifer Borrero is the daughter of Colombian-Mexican immigrants and is a social impact advocate based in Los Angeles, CA. From growing up in Alaska and working in canning factories to being an Ambassador for the United Nations, Jennifer’s North Star has always been her belief that all people deserve to feel cared for, seen, and heard. In a time where individualism is praised, Jennifer emphasizes the importance of creating connections and community across cultures authentically.

In 2015 Jennifer began working on international human rights issues in Nicaragua, since then, she has specialized in advocacy for housing and education across the globe. From Nicaragua to the Middle East and domestically, she has run programs in the private and public sectors that focus on creating social change. She tells stories of her experience working on international human rights issues and lessons learned along the way. Through these stories Jennifer inspires students to realize they are capable and qualified of creating change even if they are still figuring out their own journey. This allows students to take an active role in the wellbeing of their own communities.

Jennifer is currently a member of the Housing and Homelessness Council for Urban Land Institute where she advocates for housing initiatives. She is also the Vice President of Advocacy for the United Nations Association Los Angeles Chapter and a Global Goals Ambassador for the United Nations Association.

Jennifer’s ultimate goal is to highlight innovative solutions to global problems while showing the American Dream is alive.

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

To help you promote your event with Jennifer, CAMPUSPEAK has created promotional templates you can use. In this folder, you will find resources for social media, a promotional poster for printing, and press photos you can use for your event.
Link to Promotional Materials.

LOGISTICAL MATERIALS

Below you will find logistical resources for the day of your event with Jennifer.
In-Person Event AV needs (PDF)
Speaking introduction (PDF)

Connect with Jennifer
On September 19, 2022 I had the opportunity of a lifetime. ⁣
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I spoke in front on world leaders, policy makers and activists on the issue of global education. ⁣
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Here’s a short clip of my longer speech. ⁣
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I look forward to continue this work. I never called myself an activist, advocate or ambassador, but those titles seem to fit more and more comfortably. ⁣
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Link to full panel session is in bio.

KEYNOTES

Revealing the Invisible

Invisible; adjective, “unable to be seen; not visible to the eye, concealed from sight; hidden.”

In our society, there are many things that are invisible to you. Generational Poverty. Homelessness. Trauma. But their lack of visibility does not make these things any lighter for those who are forced to carry them.

In the U.S., one out of every ten young adults will experience a form of homelessness in the course of a year. With a statistic that high, why does it seem that no one is talking about this?

In this program, Jennifer Borrero describes her work in the affordable housing space, learning from Skid Row and the importance of prioritizing our society’s most vulnerable; children and the unhoused. She walks us through her strategic approach to a career that can directly help people and how she has channeled passion into impact.

Jennifer is a strong advocate for youth in civic engagement and social impact careers, and she believes that Gen Z will be pivotal in reforming many of our broken systems. In this keynote, she highlights the importance of embracing community when seeking fulfillment and encourages us to let go of who we think we should become. Jennifer unmasks the convoluted systems in place that keep us from change and leaves us with the hope that we can be the heroes in our own stories.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending the program, students will learn:

  • You can have a career that changes the world
  • How to channel passion into impact
  • How Gen Z can push for reform in social justice
  • Connection gives purpose and meaning
  • Courage to be imperfect while letting go of who we think we should become
The Grassroots Generation

At 16 years old Jennifer was working at a food canning factory to help pay for college. At 26 years old she became a Global Ambassador for the United Nations. However, the 10 years that it took to get there were anything but conventional. Now looking back at her journey Jennifer is answering a few questions:

  • Why is there overwhelming pressure that is put on youth to pick the “perfect” career?
  • What do I do if I pick the wrong career?
  • And most of all, how can I transform my potential to purpose?

As Jennifer recalls her journey, she highlights the moments she viewed as failures, and how those learning lessons were an opportunity to align with her purpose. She repositions failure as a necessary step, and the beauty of bouncing back from defeat.

In this Keynote Jennifer Borrero describes her experience as a young activist, global campaigner, and youth advocate. She discusses how empowered students are well-positioned to tackle society’s most pressing problems and how youth can get involved in their communities at a grassroots level.

Jennifer speaks about her experience creating change at a community level and how others can implement those same steps. In a society that praises individualism, Jennifer reminds us how true confidence is being able to flourish in uncertainty. At the end of this Keynote, the audience will learn the benefit of being a dynamic individual and how our unconventional past can propel us forward.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending the program, students will learn:

  • Tangible steps that young adults can take to lead change in their communities
  • Why we should care about policy and politics and how it shapes our society
  • How to “fail well”, take appropriate risks and bounce back from defeat
  • How to use a process of trial and error to uncover what you actually want
  • How being a jack of all trades can be your biggest strength

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