Nery Espinosa

Nery Espinosa

Nery Espinosa is a Director at NEWCO. Born in Mexico and raised in Texas, Nery is dedicated to amplifying the voices and issues affecting immigrant and diverse communities, working families and marginalized populations in the U.S. and abroad. She believes in the power of storytelling and targeted media campaigns to advance causes that blend social justice and foreign policy.

As a Director at JOC Strategy Group and previously, a Senior Associate at The Raben Group her client work has included strategic communications, media relations, event management,  and program and policy development across a diverse set of issue areas. She brings solid networks in advocacy and media, combined with creativity, policy experience, and project management skills. Nery has refined and executed communications strategies, crafted smart messaging, op-eds, formulated pitching tactics, and media briefings on topics such as NAFTA and trade, U.S.-Mexico relations, immigration and demographic change, Latinos and elections, climate change in Latin America, digital equity and access, and women and income inequality.

Her portfolio has included a mix of non-profit, private, and government clients, including the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, Univision Communications, Inc., The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Media Democracy Fund, and The Borderplex Alliance. Prior to joining The Raben Group, she was a Special Advisor at FitzGibbon Media where she developed and led a Spanish-language, Latino-focused media strategy and communications while simultaneously building and expanding work in the Latin America region. She was a core member of client teams for the National Immigration Law Center, International Planned Parenthood-Western Hemisphere Region, and the Venezuelan Embassy.

Prior to that, Nery held the role of Project Manager at the Center for American Progress (CAP), where she was the primary communications liaison to the board of directors, engaged in the long-term strategic planning of the institution, and oversaw the Senior Fellows program, which included maintaining relationships with over 60 experts across a variety of disciplines. She seamlessly worked across issue areas and legal disciplines, including non-profit, elections, intellectual property and media law.

During her time at CAP, Nery helped launch a series of events on the U.S.-Mexico relationship and wrote about the intersection of the Violence Against Women Act and immigrant women. Her work has been cited in English and Spanish media in the U.S. and Mexico. She also worked extensively as an advocate for the immigrant community, specifically victims of crime and domestic violence, at Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.

Nery graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Political Science and Latin America Studies. She has also studied at the Universidad Católica de Quito and Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales in Quito, Ecuador and completed the Washington Semester Program with American University where she interned with the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.