Yesenia Garcia Herrington is an actress, educator, and entrepreneur. A Rio Grande Valley native, she is a graduate of Southwestern University and The University of Texas at Austin MFA Acting Program. Her film and television credits include the award-winning documentary Horton Foote: The Road to Home, the award winning National Geographic mini-series The Long Road Home, HBO's The Leftovers, AMC's The Son, among others. On stage, her role as Carolina in the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of The Madres by Stephanie Allison Walker earned her a Broadway World nomination for Best Leading Actress. She is a professor of drama at Central Texas College and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Austin Community College, Temple College, Concordia University, and Texas State University. In 2010, she founded C2C Multimedia, a company focused on elevating arts education and media for underrepresented populations. In 2015, she was invited by President Barack Obama to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment of the Arts at The White House. In 2020 she became part of Southwestern University's second "18 Under 40" cohort for her work in the arts.