Chief of Staff
Christina Ramos was born and raised in East San Jose. She is a graduate of The National Hispanic University in Liberal Studies where she received the President’s Award in 2006 and went on to study Public Administration at SJSU. For the past 10 years she has worked with the MESA Schools Program at San Jose State University, supporting educationally and economically disadvantaged students to go to college and major in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. She has commitment to community by serving as Commissioner of the Santa Clara County’s Commission on the Status of Women, board member and President of the Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley, Governing Board Member of the San Jose Cal-SOAP Consortium, Committee member of the Alum Rock School District’s Measure G and J Bond Oversight Committee, and former commissioner for the City of San Jose’s Library and Early Education Commission.
She has been recognized as 100 Influential Women of Silicon Valley from the San Jose Business Journal and named one of the 40 Under 40 Latin@s to Watch and Gente Choice Award in Education in the Silicon Valley by Silicon Valley Latino Magazine.
David is a San José native with over six years of non-profit development experience. Most recently, he was the Development & Compliance Coordinator for the NCBFAA Educational Institute in Washington, DC, whereas he began his career as a Children's Program & Volunteer Coordinator for LifeMoves. He earned his Bachelor degree from San José State University in Psychology and Behavioral Science. David is also a former leadership teacher for the Vietnamese Catechetical Ministry at Our Lady of La Vang Parish and a member of the Vietnamese Lasallian Youth Troupe.
Mindy received her bachelor’s degree in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011. Prior to joining District 3, Mindy worked for Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) in youth development and for Assemblymember Ash Kalra on topics of housing and economic development. She continues to stay active in the community as a board member for Bay Area Asian Pacific American Legislative Staffers. Mindy is originally from Lawndale, California but has been residing in the Bay Area since graduating. She is excited to serve the City of San Jose and meeting District 3’s residents.
Desiree "Dee" Barragan
Desiree "Dee" Barragan is a San Jose native and resident of the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood. She attended Anne Darling Elementary School, Hoover Middle School and is the third generation in her family to graduate from Abraham Lincoln High School. Dee began her volunteer and leadership training in 1998 with the San Jose Police Department VOLT Program working with the Truant Abatement Burglary Suppression (T.A.B.S) unit in Willow Glen.
Over the past decade she has worked in business management and infuses her management skills into her community leadership roles.
In January 2014, she helped protect the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood when terrorized by the Downtown Serial Arsonist by encouraging neighbors to "form a bond as a key to their safety." She used tools like social media, walking door to door, talking / informing neighbors about the arsonist and standing the late night watch. She received a commendation from the City of San Jose for her leadership and was nationally recognized as a top eleven "Good Neighbor Award" finalist for Nextdoor.com for her proactive leadership.
Dee served as a former Commissioner on the City of San Jose’s Neighborhoods Commission and continues to serve her community as a board member of the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association, Chair of the District 3 Community Leadership Council and serves on the Board of Directors for Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers as Vice President.
She continues to promote public safety by using programs like "Street Smarts" and "Neighborhood Watch" to form stronger communities and demonstrates a strong sense of leadership in District 3 and believes being proactive in the community is how to make positive changes.
Lorin Camargo was born and raised in South San José. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where she studied Apparel Design and Merchandising. Following graduation, Lorin lived in Spain, England and New York, where she worked in fashion production, and as a freelance seamstress and sewing instructor. Lorin realized an interest in community building after taking part in a Civic Hackathon which aimed to solve community issues in a low-income neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Now back in San José, she is excited to serve communities in her home City.