Jen Soriano: Strategic Communications Consultant

“I am the granddaughter of a fish seller, a teacher, an uneducated textile vendor, and a WWII guerrilla fighter. I thank my ancestors for their legacy of survival and resistance, and dedicate my life to discovering new ways to bring the world closer to decolonization, peace and justice.”

Jen is a Filipina-American communications strategist originally from Chicago.  She has more than 12 years of experience as a writer, journalist and communicator and more than 10 years experience as a non-profit manager and program developer.

Between 2002 and 2008, Jen co-founded the Center for Media Justice in Oakland (CMJ), CA along with CMJ’s Executive Director Malkia Cyril.  CMJ is the country’s only institution dedicated to transforming the US media system and expanding public debate through the leadership of the most marginalized grassroots communities.

As a writer, Jen has worked with Mother Jones magazine, Free Speech Radio News, the Center for Investigative Reporting and Free Speech TV.  She is currently a member of the War Times writers collective and a contributor to Organizing Upgrade.

As a communicator, Jen is dedicating her next phase of work to developing a new model for liberations-based communications and to creating the tools and processes needed to build the effectiveness of the growing field of justice communications.

Through RoadMap, she will be drawing on her years of experience conducting deep communications work in the social justice sector to consolidate a hub of consultants with the politics, skills and experience necessary to integrate strategic communications within some of the most dynamic social justice organizations in the country.

Currently Jen is also Communications Coordinator for the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and a Masters candidate in Communications Theory and Research at the University of Puerto Rico. She received a B.A. in History and Science from Harvard University in 1998.

Consulting clients include Youth Innovation Fund of the Kellogg Foundation, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, Generations Ahead, Coalition Against the Expansion of Chevron, Generative Somatics, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Dignidad Rebelde.

Jen Soriano currently lives in Seattle, WA.
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