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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 (they/she) is a Policy Coordinator, based out of the Sacramento office. They work 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…

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Leslie Martinez

Leslie Martinez, a former Policy Advocate with Leadership Counsel, is now a Community Engagement Specialist based in the Fresno office. From a small town in Tulare County, she is familiar with the issues facing rural SJV communities. Leslie graduated from…

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Grecia Elenes

Grecia Elenes is a Regional Policy Manager in Fresno County.  Having grown up near Fresno City's downtown in Southeast Fresno, she is privileged to work in the same neighborhoods that she grew up in.  Grecia received her Bachelor of Science…

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