My grandparents, Margarita and Agapito Lopez, settled in Fairfield in the 1960s. Among many aunts, uncles, and cousins I was raised in the City of Fairfield my entire life. I am a Fairfield native.
I attended Holy Spirit School K-8th grade and continued onto high school in Napa at Justin-Siena, as my parents wanted me in an environment which fostered their faith and values. After graduating from Justin-Siena I attended Solano Community College, then transferred to the University of Southern California where I earned my bachelor’s degree in International Relations with an emphasis in the Global Economy. I returned to Fairfield after graduating and four years later I received my Master’s in Public Affairs from the University of San Francisco.
I have worked diligently to establish myself as an advocate for our city. I was an early supporter of the Matt Garcia Foundation and served on its board of directors. I was then appointed to the Community Resources Commissioner for the city of Fairfield. I was also a participant of the second cohort of the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber Leadership Today program. I have been a board member of the Solano Hispanic Chamber for the last eight years and most recently the immediate past president. I currently serve on the Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) for Measure G and Measure Q for Solano Community College. I have also been a Puente mentor for over five years here at Solano College. The Puente program’s mission is to increase the number of educationally under-served students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities. Lastly, I am a recent Emerge California alum.
I love our city and want to continue to serve the community I’ve grown up in. I will ensure that all voices are being heard and represented. I understand the challenges that we are facing and I will be Engaged, Present, and Involved to move Fairfield forward!