Hermese Velasquez

Executive Director
Summer Search Boston

A native of Belize, Central America and a first-generation college graduate, Hermese has firsthand experience with the game-changing power of education. Hermese is a 2005 graduate of the John D. O’Bryant High School in Roxbury, and a 2009 graduate of University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she majored in Business Management. Before joining the Summer Search Boston staff as Executive Director in 2016, Hermese was a results-oriented Project Manager in the travel industry. She provided project management over several top priority initiatives and enterprise wide implementations, cultivating her skills in data analysis, risk assessment, communication, relationship building, and change management, vital talents for a non-profit leader. Prior to joining Summer Search as a professional, Hermese’s volunteer experience was dominated by the organization, as she is an alumna of Summer Search Boston. Hermese’s long-standing commitment to Summer Search spans multiple roles, including participant during her high school years, Alumni Board Chair, and member of the Summer Search Boston Board of Directors. Hermese resides in Dorchester with her fiancé and their six-year old son.

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