Irene Linares

Irene is the proud daughter of immigrants from El Salvador and is a macro-focused social worker. Prior to joining TakeRoot as the Senior Research and Policy Coordinator in 2018, she interned with the Participatory Research and Policy team in 2015 and experienced the impact of using research as a tool for social justice. Irene previously worked as a campaign researcher for labor unions IATSE and SEIU in New York and Los Angeles. Irene holds a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and a Master of Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, where she focused on community organizing and social welfare policy.