Senior Public Affairs Director, Campaign for College Opportunity
Linda serves as the Senior Public Affairs Director for the Campaign for College Opportunity, a non-profit advocacy organization focused on shaping California higher education policy, where she leads the organization’s strategic implementation efforts of critical statewide student success policies on college access, affordability, completion, and equity. She has nearly fifteen years of experience in higher education and advocacy, with a record of building partnerships and forming alliances with cross-sector organizations to expand the educational opportunities for low-income, first-generation college students like herself. She is a proud alumni of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and the Hispanas Organized for Political Equality Leadership Institute. Linda is a Board Member for Las Fotos Project, JOYA Scholars, and the USC Rossier of Education, Educational Counseling Master’s Program. She holds a Political Science B.A. from California State University, Fullerton, with minors in Spanish & Chicano/a Studies and an M.A. in Leadership, Policy, and Politics from Teachers College, Columbia University.