About Me

Nayeli is the Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance for Community Development. A graduate of UC Hastings College of Law with a double concentration in Government and Social Justice and a former Coro Fellow, Nayeli is dedicated to improving the lives of Bay Area residents through creative problem-solving, systems-thinking, and community organizing. 

Nayeli has worked for elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels, drafting legislation, analyzing policy, negotiating solutions, and organizing community-building events. She has worked as a strategist with an innovation consulting firm, and managed political campaigns in California and Nevada.

Nayeli's mother is Irish-American and her father immigrated to the United States from Mexico. Nayeli grew up in San Francisco before moving to Oakland with her partner, Andrew. Nayeli is a mother of two children and in her free time, she enjoys creating art, building things, and seeing new places.

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