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CLAUDIA LóPEZ

As the Community Engagement Director for the Bay Area Resilient by Design Challenge, Claudia López brings years of experience working with diverse communities, stakeholders and elected officials to best address the needs of vulnerable populations.

Most recently, Claudia worked for Mercury Public Affairs executing statewide social justice campaigns. She has worked for Facebook on the Global Public Policy team in Menlo Park, splitting her time and responsibilities across Public Policy Visits and Community Engagement team. 

Claudia also worked for The Coca-Cola Company where she was a Manager of Public Affairs and Communications. In this capacity, she worked closely with state and local legislators to shape a favorable landscape for the company and created partnerships to connect businesses, government and the public through community building projects. As former Spanish Press Secretary and Field Representative for the California State Senate, she managed district outreach and media relations and conducted frequent interviews and debates on key policy issues for TV networks such as Univision, Telemundo, Azetca America and Estrella TV. 

Claudia has a BA in both Sociology and Political Science (Latino Studies) from San Francisco State University. On the personal front, Claudia is a native of Menlo Park and is an active member in local and state politics and government. Claudia is currently the Interim Co President for the San Mateo County Latina/o Democratic Club. Her parent's immigrated to the United States from Mexico to provide their family with a better life which sometimes meant working as a farmer, factory worker and retail.