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Tamar Karkazian

Tamar is the Development Director based out of our Fresno office.  She received her BS from Fresno State in Business Administration and also has an MBA with an emphasis on Innovation and Strategy from UC Davis.  Before joining Leadership Counsel,…

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Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado

Cresencio is the Communications Director based in our Fresno office. He graduated from Fresno State with a BA in print journalism and was Editor-in-Chief of the student-led media organizations at the Fresno State and Fresno City College. Previously, he was…

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Jamie Katz

Jamie Katz is a Staff Attorney in our Fresno office.  They received a BA from Kenyon College in literature with a minor in philosophy, and received a JD from UC Davis.  Prior to joining Leadership Counsel, Jamie was a staff…

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Ana Orozco

Ana is a Legal Advocate based in the Fresno office.  She received a BA with a major in Political Science and minor in Spanish from California State University, Stanislaus, and a JD from UC Davis.  She has experience in working…

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Karla Martinez

Karla, originally from Southern California is a Policy Advocate based in Fresno.  She graduated from UCLA with a major in Political Science and minor in Public Affairs.  She has experience in research and policy analysis on issues affecting undocumented youth,…

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Olivia Seideman

Olivia, originally from the Bay Area, is the Civic Engagement Coordinator.  She received her BA in Global Environmental Change & Sustainability and International Studies from Johns Hopkins University and went on to receive an MA in International Policy from Stanford…

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Emma De La Rosa

Emma is a Policy Advocate based in the Kern office.  With a BA major in Sociology and minor in Spanish from UC Merced, as well as a Master of Public Policy from California Polytechnic State University, her background is in…

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Sheng Michelle Xiong

Sheng is a Policy Advocate for Merced County, where she has had a long history of advocating on social justice issues faced by youth throughout the county.  She will also be expanding her work to Fresno County.  She graduated from…

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Jovana Morales-Tilgren

Jovana is a Policy Coordinator - Housing based out of the Fresno office.  She works with communities throughout the SJV and ECV on a variety of housing issues such as access to affordable housing, siting, and fair housing practices.  Jovana…

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Shayda Azamian

Shayda Azamian is a Policy Coordinator - Climate Programs, based in our Fresno office. She is from Los Angeles and Alameda Counties, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies. Shayda has…

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