Gustavo Herrera

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Gustavo Herrera

Arts for LA

Executive Director


Gustavo is currently the Executive Director of Arts for LA, an arts advocacy organization. Previously, he was the Western Regional Director for Young Invincibles, where he was responsible for leading YI’s California offices, including its West Coast expansion. As director, he set strategic direction and advances YI’s policy priorities on health care, higher education, jobs, and civic engagement for the region.

Gustavo holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from American Jewish University and a dual Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies with an emphasis in socio-politics and economics and Art History from the University of California Santa Barbara. Gustavo served on the Board of Directors of the Create: Fixate Arts Organization (2006-2010). He is a current Strong Workforce Implementation Advisory Board Member for the California Community Colleges, Advisory Board Member for the California Physician’s Alliance and founding Board Member of Silverlake Forward.

Why Mt. SAC?

Community colleges are critical access points to higher education for so many first-generation, low-income students. This is my story. I choose to serve on the Foundation board to continue to build the financial resources Mt. SAC needs in an effort to continue to pay it forward.

Alex Jonathan Brown