Jennifer Gutierrez-Caldwell has been described as a “change-agent.” As director of Youth Services at Pendleton Place in Greenville, she works to keep children safe and support families in crisis. “I truly believe that I was put on this earth to make change happen,” she said. “I believe in the rights of people, especially those communities that don’t have a voice or a seat at the table,” she added. Before her work at Pendleton Place she was Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Wofford College and earlier served as Coordinator for Multicultural Recruitment at Furman. As a daughter of immigrant parents, she grew up in Los Angeles, and she chose to live in South Carolina, where she believes she can make a difference.
On the role of women:
“I feel like the possibilities are endless. I really believe if you see it, you believe it and you can become it.”