Jack Taylor Salvatierra is the Community Advocacy and Training Specialist in OutFront Minnesota's Anti-Violence Program. Jack studied literature and gender at St. Catherine's University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of the Arts degree. Currently, he is working on an MFA in Creative Writing for Children at Hamline University in St. Paul.
A long time community advocate and direct care worker, Jack entered the non-profit sector in early 2017 working in Homeless Prevention and Homeless Services. His approach to direct service emphasizes a harm reduction style, as well as trauma and person centered care.
Jack is a regional trainer and developer, and travels throughout the metro offering a variety of diversity and inclusion trainings. He is a proud trans person of color, and has professional and personal competency in racial and LGBTQ equity. In the office, he is a peer counselor and crisis respondent for community members who have experienced violence or bias. His interest lies in developing meaningful relationships with peers and clients, especially through mutual respect and radical empathy.
In his off time, Jack enjoys spending time with his wife, dog, and two cats in their South Minneapolis home, as well as playing boardgames, doing puzzles, and experimenting with new food recipes.