Jessica is a sought-after strategist, well-known for her political acumen and ability to navigate evolving issues at the intersection of politics, policy, media and technology. Her extensive experience in government affairs and public policy, coupled with her deep understanding of the U.S. Hispanic community, perfectly positions her to further extend our mission of informing, empowering, and advocating on behalf of Hispanic America,” said Schwartz. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Jessica to the UCI team and are confident in her ability to bring awareness to and effect change on the most critical issues facing our diverse community.”
Herrera-Flanigan most recently served as a partner at Monument Policy Group, where she worked with clients on a number of hot topic issues related to media, technology, immigration and diversity, as well as advised on crisis communications and management. Prior to that, Herrera-Flanigan served as the Staff Director and General Counsel for the House Committee on Homeland Security, where she oversaw the legislative, policy and oversight activities of the Committee’s staff. She has held various other government service positions, including serving as Senior Counsel in the Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division; Vice Chair of the U.S. Delegation to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Experts Group on International Information Security; and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney working on fraud and public corruption cases in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. Herrera-Flanigan has deep ties to the Hispanic community, having served as President of the Hispanic Bar Association of D.C. and Region V President for the Hispanic National Bar Association, and was named one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States three times by Hispanic Business Magazine. She is a fellow at the Center for National Policy and a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Additionally, she serves as the Co-Chair of the ABA’s Committee on E-Privacy Law and is on the ABA’s Science & Technology Division Council. Herrera-Flanigan received her JD from Harvard Law School and her BA in American Studies from Yale University.