I am the oldest of four and an auntie to a ten year old nephew. My grandparents, Margarita and Agapito Lopez, settled in Fairfield in the 1960s. Amongst, many aunts, uncles and cousins I was raised in the City of Fairfield my entire life.
I attended Holy Spirit School K-8th grade and attended high school in Napa at Justin-Siena. I attended Solano Community College for two and a half years, then transferred to the University of Southern California. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in International Relations with an emphasis in the Global Economy. I returned to Fairfield after graduating, and four years later received my Masters in Public Affairs from the University of San Francisco.
Since 2008, I have worked diligently to establish myself as an advocate for the Fairfield community. I was an early supporter of the Matt Garcia Foundation, and served on its board of directors. I was appointed to the City of Fairfield Community Resources Commission and I am an alum of the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber Leadership Today program. I have been a member of the Solano Hispanic Chamber for the last eight years and am the immediate past president. I currently serve on the Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) for Solano Community College. I have also been a Puente mentor for over five years at Solano College. The Puente program’s mission is to increase the number of educationally underserved students who enroll in four year colleges and universities. I am a recent Emerge CA alum, having just completed the program in April.
I love the city of Fairfield and want to continue to serve my community to ensure that all voices are being heard and represented. I understand the challenges being faced and I am ready to be intentional and innovative in all the work I do in order to move Fairfield forward.