JC De Vera
Fellow, Nurturing Equity Movements
JC De Vera is the Nurturing Equity Movements Fellow at The San Francisco Foundation. He is a Bay Area native that was raised by a working-class, Pilipinx immigrant family in east side San Jose, California. JC is a proud Double Bruin, having recently completed his Master’s in Public Policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, where he focused his studies on analyzing inequities in social and urban policy issues including education, community development, and philanthropy. During graduate school, he completed a yearlong policy fellowship with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Immigrant Affairs designing strategies to bolster civic engagement. Prior to graduate school, JC worked at The Greenlining Institute, where he utilized storytelling and digital communications to advance the organization’s racial and economic justice agenda. JC previously served on the nonprofit boards of Associated Students UCLA, Filipino Advocates for Justice, and the Greenlining Academy Alumni Association. He was selected as the valedictorian for the 2013 cohort of the Front Line Leaders Academy, a political leadership development program focused on training young progressives to run for public office. In his spare time, JC is an avid foodie, music junkie, Netflix binger, lover of all things arts and culture, and a wanderluster planning his next travel destination.