About Us

Veronica Herrero
Chief Program Officer

One Million Degrees

I am a first-generation college graduate and proud daughter of Mexican immigrants who benefited from many programs, teachers, and mentors. These supports provided me with new perspectives, expanded my horizons, and allowed me to see what was possible. I feel that it is my responsibility to pay it forward. It is a great privilege to have a role in empowering our amazing girls to become proud of who they are and proud of who they will become—Chicago’s next generation of women leaders