Frank Herrera

Social Justice Equity and Inclusion Coordinator


I was born and raised in San Diego, CA. I graduated with a BA in Liberal Arts with a specialization in linguistics from SDSU and a Master of Education: TESOL from USD.  After I graduated, I taught at the International Rescue Committee, Catholic Charities, and with CBET program. At one point, I taught nine classes from morning till late at night nearly every day to make ends meet.  I worked with refugees from Sudan, Russia, Iraq and many other countries.  I also worked at USD and Cuyamaca College as an ESL teacher.  After a year I started teaching at SDSU and eventually started a Pre-MBA/Pre-Master's program for primarily international students. I was the director of this program for around 10 years, before I came to Humboldt in the spring of 2019. 

Favorite Quote: “Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.”- Epictetus

Hobbies: Biking, freediving, running, and camping 

Areas of Interest: 

Social and Environmental Justice,Critical Pedagogy (transformative education),  Stoicism (philosophy). Deconstruction (Jasque Derrida's philosophical and literary analysis), Absurdism (Albert Camus), minimalism (sometimes called essentialism). 

Liaison Roles and Committee Memberships: 
Campus Diologue on Race; Social Justice Summit; International Advisory Committee; Institutional Programming Model- Large Scale Events; Diverse Male Scholars Initiative; Humboldt Advisory Committee on Sustainability; Graduation Pledge Alliance
B.A in Liberal Arts with a specialization in linguistics from San Diego State University
Master of Education: TESOL from University of San Diego
Frank Herrera
(707) 826-3776
3 days/week in SAC 240 & 2 days/week in the SJEI Center