Board of Education Member, Area 2
Leticia is the proud mom of twin girls, an advocate for public education, and an active member in her community.
She grew up in Santa Ana, CA and is the daughter of a construction worker, and a farmworker. The eldest of eight children, Leticia was the first in her family to attend college. Her parents instilled in her not only the importance of education, but also the need to give back to her community.
Leticia’s desire to help improve people’s lives and communities led her to a career in public policy — focusing on public education. Higher education stopped generational poverty in her family. Today, she sees her daughters thriving in school and wants to make sure that all Sacramento kids have the same chances in life.
Leticia is an involved parent, she volunteers on field trips, at schools events, and served on the School Site Council. As an advocate for public education, she works to make sure the state funds are available for schools, and that education policies lead to student success. As a community member, she served on several boards and commissions focused on education, public health, and suicide prevention.
Leticia earned a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from UC Davis and a M.A. in International Relations from CSU Sacramento.
She lives in Sacramento with her husband Kevin, daughters Victoria and Barbara, and her dog Esme. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, dancing, and spending quality time with family and friends.