2019 Board of Directors:
Mark Mendoza was a consultant for the Senate Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development (Senate B&P) and managed all the trades professions in California. Prior to becoming a consultant, Mark served in a rare dual placement as a Senate Fellow for Senator Ted Lieu's Office and Senate B&P. He worked in D.C. for Congresswoman Jane Harman in 2011 and for the U.S. Department of State in 2012, focusing on labor and maritime issues. In his free time, Mark enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants in Midtown, and catching the latest movie. He graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Government and Philosophy.
Lucia "Lucy" Saldivar is a Legislative Aide in the Office of Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin. In this role, Lucy staffs various policy areas including veterans affairs, business, professions, health, and human services. Lucy is a proud alumna of the CA Assembly Fellowship program and previously served as CLCAF’s Fellows Representative. Lucy graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Minor in Ancient Studies from Barnard College of Columbia University. She is originally from San Ysidro, California.
Senator Steve Glazer
Miguel Mauricio is a Legislative Aide for Senator Steve Glazer, previously serving as a California Senate Fellow. During his time as a Legislative Aide and Senate Fellow, he has staffed various policy areas including education, housing, public safety, transportation, human services, and veteran affairs. Prior to working in politics, he spent his senior year in college working at the Alameda County Superior Court helping low-income and immigrant Oakland residents fight for equal access to justice. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley. Miguel is originally from Pittsburg, CA.
Anna Alvarado is the Director of Government Relations and a registered lobbyist for Cruz Strategies. Prior to lobbying, Ms. Alvarado worked for over six years in the California State Senate. She served as a policy analyst for Senator Jim Beall, representing the City of San Jose and the surrounding communities of Santa Clara County. Prior to working for the Legislature, Ms. Alvarado worked for a robust congressional campaign in the Central Valley as the Latino outreach coordinator. Anna graduated from the California State University, Fresno with two bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Chicano Studies. Upon graduation, she returned to her hometown of San Jose where she became a 5th grade after-school teacher at her former elementary school. Anna continues to support her alma mater and her community in San Jose.
Alma Barreras is a Legislative Aide in Assemblymember Rob Bonta’s office. In this position, Alma staffs issues relating to K-12 education, higher education, labor and employment, human services, and health. Prior to joining the California State Assembly, Alma was a college advisor at Montebello High School through the Early Academic Outreach Program. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA in Chicana/o Studies with a concentration in Labor, Law, and Policy Studies, and also minored in Public Policy and Education. Alma is originally from East Los Angeles.
Senator Melissa Hurtado
Victor Torres is a Legislative Aide for Senator Melissa Hurtado, where he works on issues such as local government and the environment for the senator. Before joining Senator Hurtado, he served as a Senate Fellow for Senator Robert M. Hertzberg. Prior to working in politics, Victor worked as a Youth Health Ambassador at Fresno Barrios Unidos, empowering youth become aware of their reproductive health rights, services they can access, and how to maintain healthy relationships. Victor graduated from UC Irvine where he studied Political Science and Chicano Latino Studies. In his free time, Victor enjoys going to brunch with friends and in the summer, go to the American river to relax. Born in Irvine, Victor was raised in Fresno. He is a proud alumnus of the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, which inspired his career into public service and advocacy.
Luis Larios is a Senior Legislative Aide for Assemblymember Mike Gipson. He oversees a variety of policy areas including Healthcare, Energy, and Business and Professions. Prior to his current position he served as an Assembly Fellow with the office of Assemblymember Kevin Mullin and worked as an educator for the Chino Valley Unified School District. Luis graduated with high honors from UC Berkeley and is originally from Chino, CA.
Abram Diaz is a Senior Legislative Aide for Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel. He staffs him on the Assembly Committee of Housing and Community Development, on various issues including Public Safety and Education, as well as the Millennial and California Technology and Innovation Caucuses. Abram holds a B.A. in Legal Studies with Honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz and recently received his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. Prior to working in the Capitol he interned in Washington, D.C. for Senator Barbara Boxer, and worked as an investigator for the Santa Cruz County Public Defender’s office. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, watching movies, and traveling to new places.
Jorge Reyes Salinas
Jorge Reyes Salinas is an Assembly Fellow in the Office of Assemblymember Kevin Mullin. Jorge staffs legislation relating to business & professions, higher education, insurance, workforce development, utilities and energy. Prior to joining the California State Assembly, Jorge was a field representative for the office of Senator Hertzberg. Jorge graduated with a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Northridge. He is originally from Lima, Peru and grew up in the San Fernando Valley, California.