La Peña is proud to welcome Natalia Neira Retamal as Communications Manager. She brings a wealth of experience and skills to the role, having worked as both Editor and Marketing Manager at the Santiago Times in Chile, and as Multimedia & Marketing Executive at the Dallas Observer. Born in Temuco, Chile, Natalia moved to the US with her parents and sister when she was 7 years old. She grew up in Dallas, Texas where she studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of North Texas. We wish her the best as she takes command of reorganizing La Peña’s communication strategy to better serve our diverse communities who make La Peña their home.
Dear La Peña community,
It is a privilege to be entrusted with the Communications Manager role at La Peña. I was lured to the center because of its incredible social justice ties to Chile and the space it provides for all communities fighting for dignity, respect and understanding everyday. Soon after I learned about the center, I began to volunteer with La Peña’s communications efforts.
After meeting so many of you wonderful and passionate people that make this center feel alive and vibrant, I felt compelled to capture the essence of La Peña in promoting all of our amazing events and classes. I am so excited to be designing and implementing new communications strategies in order to improve and drive more traffic to La Peña’s website, expand our list of email subscribers, grow our relationship with local media, increase our presence in the Bay Area and more. My hope is that these new communications strategies will increase attendance at our events and classes, and contribute to a sustainable and robust future at La Peña!
There is a lot of work to be done, but the center’s mission and people keep me energized and inspired. I am grateful to be a part of this community and look forward to meeting more of you as we continue to build together.
Natalia Neira Retamal
P.S. If you are interested in becoming a Communications Intern, please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org