nereida montes is a Community Associate at Kounkuey Design Initiative. She grew up in North Shore, where KDI began working in 2011, and is passionate about developing leaders and creating positive change in her community. Prior to joining KDI, Nereida was a youth counselor in Thousand Palms. She has four years of organizing experience in youthled community journalism, and served as a mentor and adviser at Scripps College.


Nerida holds a BA in Latin American and Carribean Studies from Scripps College. 

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