Angelica Cortez is the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Director of Investor Relations & Strategic Coalitions, where she leads Membership activation, coordinates the work of the Regional Economic Association Leaders of California (R.E.A.L.) Coalition, and manages the Women’s Executive Roundtable Series. She joined the team in October 2015. Her professional background blends local government, policy advocacy and research, where she has worked for California State Assemblymember Rich Gordon, the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits (SVCN), and the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) in Los Angeles. Her past policy work has focused on immigrant rights and reform, government contracts, and funding for health and human services. In her spare time, Angelica organizes with several San Jose/South Bay grassroots community groups including LEAD Filipino, FANHS Santa Clara Valley, and the League of Women Voters. She is an alumna of the Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI) and holds a BA from San Jose State University and MPA from the University of San Francisco.