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Ms. Herrin, a native of Peru, came to Mississippi to further her educational career, receiving a degree in Sociology from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has worked in both Perú and Mississippi as an advocate and organizer focusing on improving social and civic accessibility for marginalized populations.
While attending college in Lima, at the Universidad Católica del Perú, Ms. Herrin assisted on the research for the national report prepared by The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, describing the process of political domestic violence experienced in Peru between the years 1980 and 2000.
Since Ms. Herrin graduated from college in 2006, she has been working in the non profit field on the Gulf Coast as an immigrant's rights advocate. She volunteers at the local women's center as an interpreter during counseling sessions to ensure Spanish speaking clients received appropriate services. Ms. Herrin is a founding member of the group Mujeres Unidas (Women United), a group designed to empower Latina women.
Currently, she is working with Moving Forward Gulf Coast, Inc. as the Advocacy Program Coordinator with the goal of assisting and empowering indigenous, low-income and communities of color to secure the information and resources they need to recover and thrive in a post-Katrina Gulf Coast.