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Angelica Cortez is the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Director of Racial Justice & Equity Policy.  In this role, she leads the organization’s strategic initiatives and policy advocacy around Diversity, Access, and Inclusion.  Before transitioning to this new role, she previously served on our Investor Relations & Strategic Coalitions team for five years.

Prior to the Leadership Group, she worked for California State Assemblymember Rich Gordon and a number of nonprofits in the Los Angeles and South Bay Area, focused on human services.  Her professional background blends nonprofit program development, policy advocacy, and community organizing.  Angelica has been recognized by NBC Bay Area, the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women, the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and Asian American Recovery Services for her work within local Asian Pacific Islander communities.

In her spare time, you can catch Angelica organizing LEAD Filipino activities across the Northern California region, looking for new music, and traveling abroad.  She holds a BA from San Jose State University, an MPA from the University of San Francisco, and an Ed.D. from the University of Southern California.

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