Jeremy Surla Vargas
Bookkeeper and Office Manager
Jer Surla Vargas is the Bookkeeper & Office Manager for MassBudget.
Previously, Jer was the Program Administrator for the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) at Brandeis University and the Program Director at the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC). He ran day-to-day operations in addition to doing outreach, speaking at events, and representing HBGC at a variety of panels and functions. In his role with HBGC, he was responsible for all the organization’s programming including: the Youth Empowerment Conference, monthly men’s and women’s groups–BLAQ T and Sister Circle, and disabled People of Color (POC) LGBTQIA+ group. Additionally, he also managed volunteers, facilitators, and interns.
He received his B.A. in English with minors in Education & Applied Psychology and LGBTQIA+ Studies from UCSB. He also has a Masters in Social Work from Boston College with a focus in Community Organizing, Policy, Programming, and Administration, specializing in Health/Mental Health and Leadership + Social Innovation. He is also a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW).