Jo Herrera is training coordinator, responsible for training logistics within Report for America, as well as managing the online community of corps members and host newsrooms. They are a multimedia journalist and editor with a passion for audience engagement.
Jo has worked in a range of storytelling roles, most recently as Census Information Officer for the State of Minnesota. Before that, they worked on audience engagement projects at Public Radio International/PRX and as the digital editor for eight local newspapers in the Twin Cities metro.
Jo is an alum of the 2017 Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media and of the Sigma Sigma Sigma National Sorority. They graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in convergence journalism and certificates in multicultural studies and women's and gender studies.
Jo is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota where they live with their two cats and rabbit.