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Janus Herrera
Education Specialist

As Education Specialist at Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Janus is eager to support rising leaders as they build community together. She is a native New Mexican who enjoys a strong bond with her ancestral lands and the culture of the Southwest, having also resided in California and Arizona. The novels “Bless Me Ultima” and “Death Comes to the Archbishop” are some of her favorite literary works about the Land of Enchantment.

Janus graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2008. After five years working in high-volume manufacturing as a Process Engineer, she unplugged and reconnected in a Greenhouse Apprenticeship program at Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center. She is an AmeriCorps alumna who uses her voice to advocate for an inclusive, healthy society. Janus was a member of the local founding chapter of Engineers Without Borders and she has participated in a variety of service projects abroad through the Global Volunteer Network. Most mornings and evenings, you will find her with her dog and/or in her garden. She is blessed by the proximity of her parents, sisters, brother-in-law, nieces, and very large extended family in Albuquerque.