Ronalis Naveo is a senior communications manager in JFF’s Learning Unit. In that role, he identifies and executes innovative strategies to push the Learning Unit’s content out to current and new audiences and across new platforms.
His skills and areas of expertise include:
- Fluency in English and Spanish
- External and internal communications strategies
- Project management
- Community outreach development
- Strategic partnerships
- Social media strategy, with an emphasis on storytelling
- Digital content direction
- Team management
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies
Before joining JFF, Ronalis oversaw marketing and communications at Exceptional Minds, a nonprofit school and professional studio that trains individuals with autism for careers in computer animation and visual effects. In that role, he developed digital strategies to promote the organization’s mission, recruit new students, and raise awareness of the need for autism to be included in DEI strategies.
Ronalis has delivered presentations at numerous conferences and Fortune 500 companies, including Netflix, Sony Studios, the Autism Society of San Diego, Warner Bros., Google, and Nickelodeon.
Reflecting on his decision to join JFF, he says, “JFF’s mission to make a difference for individuals who don’t have the resources to follow their dreams—or the resources to know what is even out there for them—really spoke to me. As someone who comes from a humble background growing up in Washington Heights, New York, I understand the value and importance of an equitable education. JFF’s eagerness to make a change in people’s lives drew me in immediately.”
Outside of work, he says, “I am a lover of the world. I spend my free time driving along the California coast, stopping along the way to read and write in my journal. I also enjoy theater, getting to know new places, and inventing new recipes at home with friends and family.”