Director Maria Cecilia Hinojos Pressey is a daughter of Mexican immigrants from Chihuahua, Mexico.
Professionally, she is the operations manager for PCUN, which is an organization that advocates for Oregon farmworkers and working Latinx families.
Hinojos Pressey previously worked with a refugee resettlement agency, helping refugees and asylum seekers obtain jobs, navigate public transportation, and settle into new homes. Prior to that she worked as a Latinx community advocate at the Domestic Violence Resource Center.
In addition to her role as a Cherriots board director, Hinojos Pressey is a member of the Salem-Keizer School District Board of Directors.
She holds a bachelor's degree in religious studies from the University of New Mexico and a master's in sociology from Arizona State University.