A native of the great state of California, Jennifer Barraza brings years of campaign and policy experience to Hilltop where she focuses on political strategy, communications, and grasstops organizing. She currently serves as an advisor to the California State Senate Democrats.
Prior to coming to Hilltop, she worked at SEIU International and the Los Angeles based SEIU Local 99 where she became one of the youngest Organizing Directors in the country and helped lead the largest and highest priority organizing campaign for the union. Under her leadership, she helped develop policy that allowed workers to gain big victories and strengthened collaboration between the state, education workers, and parents.
She was appointed to the Los Angeles County Child Care Planning Committee by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and was a delegate to the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
Jennifer is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Sociology and a minor in Women, Culture and Global Development. She has also received a Masters degree in Public Administration from California State University Northridge.
She is fluent in Spanish and lives in Los Angeles with her dog Harley.