Genevieve holding cat, TigerGenevieve comes to Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control with over a decade of experience as an attorney, advocate, animal rescuer, and nonprofit manager. Ms. Herreria has a deep commitment to working on behalf of low-income and vulnerable communities, including through her current role as a federal compliance officer at the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH). She has a multi-sector background in public policy and advocacy, particularly in housing and public services, and is experienced in fostering coalitions and community collaborations, locally and nationally. Before joining HSH, Ms. Herreria served as a staff attorney for homelessness technical assistance provider HomeBase, the California manager of the California-China Office of Trade and Investment, a policy manager at the Bay Area Council, a policy associate at Google Inc., and a legislative assistant at the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. She moved from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco in January 2011, where she first served as a law fellow at Public Advocates, Inc.

Genevieve previously served as the Director of Development and as a Member of the Board of Directors at Family Dog Rescue. She was named one of 100 Most Influential Filipina American Women by the Filipina Women’s Network in 2011, and received a Bryce Harlow Fellowship in 2007 and a Happy and John Hazen White, Sr. Internship in 2003. Genevieve received her J.D. from Georgetown University and B.A. from Brown University. She is an avid advocate of various animal welfare, environmental protection, social justice, and political campaigns. She is forever indebted to ACC for connecting her with the love of her life, a senior domestic shorthair cat named Clark, who lives with her and her other wily rescue cat, Tiger.