Nereida is a Community Associate at KDI’s North Shore office. Having grown up in North Shore, where KDI began working in 2011, she is passionate about developing leaders and creating positive change in her community. Nereida works hand in hand with residents to develop programming, participate in design processes, and advocate for community-led change. Prior to joining KDI, Nereida was a youth counselor in Thousand Palms. She has four years of organizing experience in youth-led community journalism, and served as a mentor and adviser at Scripps College, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Latin American and Caribbean studies.