April Herms

April is an Interim Co-Director guiding the organization. Previously to that role, she oversaw TakeRoot Justice’s Operations and Human Resources.  She has a master’s degree in Public Administration with a focus on nonprofit management from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, and a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic Studies from Brown University. Prior to working at TakeRoot, April worked on LGBT, HIV and immigrants’ rights issues at the Hispanic AIDS Forum and the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force (now called Immigration Equality). In civilian life, she is a technophile, foodie, video game geek, amateur vegetarian chef and avid reader in English and Spanish. Her favorite condiment is sriracha.