Brenda Balcarcel

Human Resources and Office Coordinator

Brenda Balcarcel is the human resources and office coordinator at Human Rights First.  She works on recruiting candidates, onboarding new staff, and managing important office communications.

Brenda has been at Human Rights First for two years.  She previously worked for Jubilee JumpStart, a nonprofit in the Washington, DC area that provides quality care and education to young children in the local area.  At Jubilee JumpStart, Brenda worked in operations, handling employee-related duties like onboarding and payroll.

Brenda earned her B.A. in interdisciplinary studies from Mount St. Mary’s University, where she studied Spanish and education.  Brenda earned SHRM-CP certification, a competency-based certification focused on knowledge and behaviors necessary to be a successful HR professional.  Brenda, who is fluent in English and Spanish, enjoys reading and is passionate about advocating for refugee rights.