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Profiles: Jessica Perilla

Jessica Perilla is the second of our featured speakers in our next event Apps, Activism and the Latino Community, on Thursday, September 6th. At the helm of JPD Studio is Jessica Perilla, an award-winning multidisciplinary artist, entrepreneur and designer in New York City. She founded JPD Studio in January 2007.

With a background in both web technology and design – she holds degrees in multi-media development and management and graphic design – Jessica has worked in the field of web design since 2000.

In addition to making her clients’ visions come alive through her passion for design, Jessica also serves on the Advisory Board at the College of Westchester, where she helps guide digital media curriculum for the school. Jessica has been published in the Web Index Book and donates murals through her organization, The Mural Project.


To meet Jessica and our other speakers – Julissa Gutierrez and Jazmin Chavez – on September 6th, RSVP HERE.

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Latinos in Social Media

Tuesday, January 10th at 7pm

136 West 21st St, 4th floor, room 418 (map it!)

Free and open to the general public

RSVP at eventbrite by Monday, January 9th 

Find out how non-profits, community activists, advertising and marketing executives are using social media to connect to Latinos.

With over 18% of Hispanics socially active online, Latinos outpace other demographic groups in their use of social media sites. This panel, the second in our series Conversaciones, will present case studies that examine this growing trend and gauge the needs, demands and expectations of Latino users online.

Speakers include:

Nando Rodriguez is the Senior Social Media Recruiter for Ogilvy & Mather’s Digital Influence Division. He is also a blogger, video content producer and an avid social media user (@NandoRecruit).

Jazmin Chavez is the Social Media Strategist at Being Latino. A lawyer by trade, she focuses on social media and movement strategies for non-profit organizations, artists and small businesses across the nation.  Her current project, Justicia Hoy utilizes innovative lawyering to monitor, comment and report on news, laws and events that have an impact on the Latino and immigrant community across the nation.

Layla Revis is Vice President of Digital Strategy at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, where she manages social media for the Government of Mexico and clients like Pfizer, and The State Department. She has also led grassroots social media marketing initiatives for the non-profit sector and is the founder of two travel blogs, and


Seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis.