Irene Cermeño serves as the Program Director for the Thriving Neighbors Initiative. The Thriving Neighbors Initiative works actively to promote strategic ties between Santa Clara University and the Greater Washington Community of San Jose in order to advance prosperity and education of both SCU students and neighborhood students as whole persons in whole communities.
Irene received a B.S. in Political Science and Spanish Studies and M.B.A from Santa Clara University. Prior to joining the Ignatian Center in August of 2013, she worked at SCU’s Community Law Center for six years.