Born and raised in San Jose, Ingrid’s passion for social justice and equity dates back to joining her family in the fight for workers’ rights in the 1980s. Prior to joining Destination: Home, she was a case manager with Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment, a nonprofit serving the residents of the Mayfair community in East San Jose. Ingrid connected community members with resources, partnered with the Homelessness Prevention System, and helped develop Santa Clara County’s first safe parking program for families sleeping in their cars. Previously, Ingrid coordinated services, and provided case management, higher education and employment guidance for at-risk students at Mt. Diablo High School in Concord.
Ingrid’s passion for literature and language led her to attend California State University Northridge and Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas of El Salvador where she studied Spanish language communications.