Masha V. Chernyak is a strategic visionary, marketing expert, and experienced advocate for the immigrant community. An immigrant herself, Masha served in the Peace Corps in rural Guatemala, worked as a community organizer on Chicago’s South Side, and is now building Latino philanthropy in California. In her current position as VP of Programs and Policy at the Latino Community Foundation
, Masha manages the organization’s investment portfolio, elevates the LCF brand, and helps lead the organization's change-making strategy. She was instrumental in launching the California Latino Agenda, a campaign to connect diverse Latino leaders to shape and amplify a unified agenda for change. Masha is trilingual, loves photography, and has a Master’s in Public Affairs and Politics from the University of San Francisco.