Grace Perez, DirectorYouTube Marketing, Global Strategy

    Grace Perez is Nooksack and Mexican Indian and has worked at Google / YouTube since 2018.  She focuses on overall marketing strategy and building workforce optimization across the organization.

    Grace is an active leader for Google’s Indigenous employee resource group: Google Aboriginal and Indigenous Network (aka “GAIN”).  GAIN’s mission is a) to bring the influence of Native and First Peoples to technology, and b) to encourage the use of technology to benefit Native Peoples and Cultures.

    Outside of Google, Grace has 5 years of Marketing experience and served in the United States Air Force for over 5 years (including an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran), and has an M.S. in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco.

    Grace volunteers her time towards causes that are important to her and has dedicated to serving her community for over 13 years:

    • Grow with Google partnership leader with the National Congress of American Indians

    • Google staffing volunteer with the Association of Latino Professionals For America Inc.

    • Big Sister with Big Brother Big Sister

    • Youth Counselor for National Indian Youth Police Academy