Jennifer S. Esperanza, Ph.D. Joins Coopera as Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Multicultural analytics and consulting firm Coopera is pleased to announce Jennifer Santos Esperanza, Ph.D. has joined the ranks as Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Esperanza comes to Coopera from Beloit College in Wisconsin, where she has been a Professor of Anthropology since 2008.
“Like many businesses across the country, Coopera is evolving,” said Coopera CEO Victor Miguel Corro. “We are so excited to add Jennifer to our team as Director, as we expand our services beyond Hispanic outreach and into multicultural diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Beyond her knowledge and energy, Jennifer has amazing lived experiences, and an ability to teach and be a storyteller. These talents will really engage Coopera’s partners to advance their own DEI work and accelerate inclusion in their communities.”
With nearly two decades of research, teaching and facilitation experience, Esperanza brings a wealth of leadership and understanding around building culturally-responsive and inclusive programming. In this new role, she will work closely with Coopera’s partners to build DEI roadmaps and strengthen outreach to more diverse markets.
“Coopera is a mission-driven organization, focused on growing diversity, equity and inclusion in the financial services marketplace,” said Esperanza. “I am energized about embarking on DEI work that carries the potential for wider social and economic impact. I have great respect for the work Coopera has done to improve outreach to Hispanic communities, and I’m very excited to be a part of their future work as they transition into messaging for broader multicultural groups.”
Coopera (ko-pair-ah) is a full-service multicultural analytics and consulting firm with specific focus on credit unions nationwide. Coopera’s dedicated multicultural and multilingual personnel work closely with clients to assess their needs and create growth strategies designed to increase multicultural membership, revenue growth and loan volume. Founded by the late Hispanic community activist Warren Morrow, Coopera is owned by Affiliates Management Company, the holding company of the Iowa Credit Union League and is an exclusive strategic alliance partner of the Credit Union National Association. For more information, visit www.CooperaConsulting.com.