Hi, I'm Rosa!
COMMITTED TO MODESTO
The moment I moved to Modesto, I knew that I wanted to become deeply invested in this community and do everything I could to support and improve the quality of life for my family and all families that call Modesto home. To that end, I have taken every opportunity to do just that. I want to put my experience to work for the residents of District 1.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE
In 2013 I was appointed to the City of Modesto Cultural Commission and in 2014 was appointed to the City of Modesto Planning Commission, where I continue to be a strong advocate for fiscal responsibility and smart growth.
I have over 25-years of experience in public policy and community engagement, including but not limited to being a court mediator who fostered consensus and built alliances with diverse communities and stakeholder groups. During my time in Sacramento, I worked in state government and served as a Gubernatorial Appointee under Governors Davis and Schwarzenegger, working as Director of Public Relations for the California State Lottery and the Director of Communications for the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.
Being involved in my community has always been a top priority to me. This includes being member of Stanislaus Latino Community Roundtable, member of Stanislaus Medical Society Alliance, chair of the American Heart Association’s Go Red Executive Committee, member of the Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Alumnus of American Leadership Forum among many other notable organizations.
My husband is an orthopedic surgeon here in Modesto and together we are raising our 4-year-old son, our 20-year-old son who has special needs, and our daughter.