Mirna Cervantes is a first-generation Latina leader with a demonstrated experience of 12 years working in the nonprofit sector. She joined MI in 2010, starting as a volunteer and working her way through MI’s direct service programs operating under various roles. Mirna grew up in the low-income immigrant community of San Bernardino in Southern California and moved to the Bay Area to attend UC Berkeley where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. As the daughter of Mexican immigrant parents, she was drawn to MI’s mission, with her personal and first-hand life experience shaping her passion for programs and initiatives tailored towards serving the immigrant community.

She dedicates her life work to increasing equity in the Latinx immigrant community and is a leader that believes in participatory decision making, meaningful cross sector collaboration, and internal development of talent and leaders. With a Masters in Nonprofit Administration from University of San Francisco, she aims to create institutional and strategic shifts in MI and in the nonprofit sector at large. In her free time you can find Mirna spending time with her family, watching horror movies, or reading a good romance novel.