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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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Blanca Escobedo

Blanca is a Policy Advocate based in the Fresno office, and being from a small town in Tulare County, is familiar with the many strengths and issues in the San Joaquin Valley.  She graduated from UC Davis with a B.S.…

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Nataly Escobedo Garcia

Nataly is a Policy Coordinator - Water Programs based in the Fresno office.  She was born in Mexicali and raised in Oxnard, CA.  She has a BA from University of California, Santa Cruz, in Latin American and Latina/o Studies, as…

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Madeline Harris

Madeline is a Policy Advocate based in the Fresno office. She received her BA in Spanish and Sociology, with a minor in Latin American Studies, from Whitworth University. Madeline leads policy advocacy and community organizing in Madera County. Her previous…

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Julia Jordan

Julia is a Policy Coordinator, based out of the Sacramento office. She works with state-level allies and partners on policy advocacy to ensure participatory and equitable policies and processes for California's most vulnerable communities. Julia received a B.A. in Anthropology from Haverford…

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Kaylon Hammond

Kaylon Hammond is the Director of Operations.  She attended Southwestern University, receiving a B.A. with a double-major in mathematics and religion.  She went on to complete a master’s degree at the University of Chicago Divinity School, before earning her J.D.…

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Michael Claiborne

Born in Chico but raised in Boise, Idaho, Mike is a senior attorney based in the Sacramento office.  He attended Boise State University, where he received a B.A. in philosophy, and the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law,…

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