Sr. Marketing Associate
Raised in Southern California, lived in Phoenix, Arizona, and now San Francisco Bay Area-based, Amalia Renteria graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Public Relations where she developed a passion for utilizing PR tactics in the non-profit sector. She has a passion for social change and examining the way people, organizations, and digital PR/marketing interact with one another. During her 10 years of living in San Jose, Amalia was heavily involved with the arts and music community. She co-founded an all women arts collective called Women Rising. The art collective organized local events, painted murals, and facilitated after-school programs for young girls and women of color in downtown and East San Jose. In her free time, she likes to paint, collect sci-fi books written by women of color, and hike around the Bay Area.
Prior to joining Youth Speaks as their Senior Marketing Associate, Amalia was the Public Relations and Social Media Assistant at San Jose Museum of Art.