Victim Assistance Civil Specialist and Community Outreach Specialist
Beatriz began her career working in public service in 1999 when she worked as a caseworker in a state senate office. There, she helped constituents in areas of housing, family services, and other state-related matters. After graduating from college, Beatriz worked for the US Census Bureau leading the [community] partnership operation in Central Orange County as the Partnership Specialist Team Leader. Beatriz and her team were successful in creating partnerships with schools, non profit organizations, rotary clubs, businesses, and faith based communities, to ensure a successful census 2010 count in Orange County. She then worked for Delhi Center, a non-profit, as the Director of Community Engagement. There, she assisted many families through various programs and services. Most recently, Beatriz worked for a Senior member of Congress as a Senior Field Representative. There she assisted constituents in the following issue area: seniors, health, art, education, women and children, and helped callers with other federal matters. In addition to serving the community in various roles, Beatriz is a California Notary Public and offers her services free of cost to veterans, seniors, and families in need. She is also state certified as a Domestic Violence Counselor and works with the local shelters and local organizations to help women and men find shelter, food, utility bills, clothes, and other necessities. Beatriz is a leader in her community and has served as an appointed Planning Commissioner for the City of Santa Ana, CA and a member of the city’s General Master Plan Advisory Group and helped revise the city’s master plan which had not been revised since the 80s. Beatriz holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Because of her work in the community, Beatriz has received numerous awards and most recently received the “Volunteer of the Year Award” by the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, "National Notary Public of the Year Honoree" by the National Notary Association, and the “National Woman of the Year” by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).