Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, a nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold.
Victoria Juarez is the executive director of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, a nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. She brings years of development experience to her position and also serves as a role model who shares common ground with many young women in the Carpinteria community. As a Mexican-American who grew up in the small California farming community of Kettleman City, her roots are similar to the majority of the members of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria. She represents the first generation in her family to attend and graduate from college — a personal history that gives her the empathy and motivation to change lives, and allows her to be an accessible symbol of success for members of Girls Inc.
Juarez previously served as Associate Director of Storyteller Children’s Center in Santa Barbara, a preschool for homeless children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master of public administration (MPA) from California State University-Long Beach, and she served in the U.S. Peace Corps for two years in Russia, where she decided to dedicate her career to nonprofit work. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Santa Barbara Education Foundation.