Yesenia García started her career as a member of the 10th class of Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows, where she served at the Children’s Alliance in Seattle, Washington and UnidosUS in Washington, D.C. The program inspired her passion for addressing complex issues through a variety of approaches–from mobilizing Latinx voters to counseling Fortune 500 companies on social impact initiatives.Today, Yesenia is a Vice President at WE Communications, a global integrated communications firm. Since joining WE in 2018, Yesenia has helped grow and lead WE’s philanthropic and non-profit practice, including work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, data.org, Upaya Social Ventures, and WeProtect Global Alliance.
Before joining WE, Yesenia worked as an Account Director at GMMB with a focus on global health and nutrition clients, including Alive & Thrive, Helen Keller International, Catholic Relief Servies, and The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade working with DC-based advocacy organizations dedicated to addressing global hunger and malnutrition, including the Alliance to End Hunger and 1,000 Days, and served on Bread for the World’s Board of Directors from 2011-2014.
Yesenia graduated from Boston College with a BA in International Studies and earned a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University’s Fletcher School. Originally from Miami, Florida, Yesenia lives in Seattle with her husband and son where she is still trying to find a good Cuban restaurant that reminds her of home.