Zeydi Gutierrez is the Public Affairs Strategic Director at AB&I Foundry. She is originally from Nicaragua and came to the US when she was 17 years old due to the civil war. Zeydi learned to speak English and earned her B.S. in Organizational Management and her MBA from Golden Gate University. Her formal education has allowed her to be involved in and make a difference in the workforce arena locally as well as nationally. Her informal education and experiences have given Zeydi motivation, drive, and alignment with her values. Whether it is on a mission trip to Mexicali or being part of the City of Oakland Workforce Development Board, she sees the uniqueness in every person and learns so much from others. Zeydi believes that she has been given tremendous opportunities to impact others and takes this responsibility very seriously. She believes we are meant to live in community with others so that we can all thrive.