Aurora Anaya-Cerda

Program Manager, Los Angeles

Aurora is passionate about social entrepreneurship, the arts, and their ability to activate public spaces to develop stronger communities. Prior to her role at CAMEO, Aurora spent 15 years in audience engagement, outreach, and programming, with an emphasis on creating and supporting spaces that foster the visual, literary, and performing arts in underserved neighborhoods. Her previous work has been as an educator in East Los Angeles, curator at Casa 0101 in Boyle Heights, and program manager at El Museo del Barrio in New York City. In 2012 Aurora opened La Casa Azul, an independent bookstore and gallery featuring writers and artists of color. In 2013 Aurora was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change for pioneering the use of crowdfunding. Aurora earned her B.A. degree from UCLA and an M.S. in Social Entrepreneurship from the USC Marshall School of Business. She loves exploring LA’s hiking trails and the ever-changing city landscape.