Grassroots Leadership is pleased to welcome Norma A. Herrera as our new Criminal Justice Organizer! Norma has been involved with Grassroots Leadership and allied community projects, including Youth Rise Texas, ICE Out of Austin, and La Linea Defensa Comunitaria (immigrant hotline) and we are happy to call her the newest member of the criminal justice team, where she will work to find community alternatives to the Treatment Industrial Complex.
Norma studied Psychology and obtained a master's degree in public policy in 2013. After finishing her master’s degree, she provided Medicaid research support for the Texas Legislature for three years and later served as a health policy consultant.
Norma was born in Tamaulipas, Mexico and was raised in the sunny Rio Grande Valley. She is one of five children to Mexican superheroes. She loves running, cuddling with her dog Timmy and cat Maeby, spending time with her siblings, and reading about social insurance.