SMALL BUSINESS OWNER.
AN ADVOCATE FOR OUR COMMUNITY FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS
Junelle Cavero Harnal (she/her) grew up in a trailer and was raised by working class, immigrant parents. Junelle was vigorously encouraged to work hard, think big, and pursue education to open more doors in America. Junelle and her sister watched their mother personify these values as she put herself through dental board exams late in her career.
A small business owner herself, Junelle helps other small businesses review their strategic plans, acquire grants and provide sound marketing strategies. This venture truly stemmed from watching her mother build a dental practice, which solely served Medi-Cal and Medicare patients.
Fighting discrimination and advocating for a better world also started at home. Junelle began volunteering in fourth grade with her mom at a food kitchen organized by their church. Junelle’s father is a Vietnam veteran and proud (now retired) U.S. Postal letter carrier. Despite his patriotism and her mother’s achievements, she witnessed discrimination in her neighborhoods, at school, and among her peers.
Today, Junelle works at My Code Media, the largest multicultural digital media company in the nation, reaching U.S. Hispanic/Latino, Black and Asian American audiences. In keeping with her lifelong advocacy for minorities, she continues her public affairs experience at the local, state and federal levels.