Patricia joined us in 2019 as Director of Strategic Partnerships, with responsibility for mobilizing community resources to support our mission. She has held executive leadership positions at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, The Health Trust, and Arts Council Silicon Valley, with earlier posts as adjunct faculty at Benedictine University and Santa Clara University. Past experience also includes co-founding a local refugee organization and consulting with the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education regarding immigration issues. Patricia was presented with a commendation for her leadership as chair of the Santa Clara County Social Services Advisory Commission, and she has been awarded for initiatives in service-learning and diversity. As an undergraduate, Patricia had the opportunity to serve as a Congressional intern for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and for the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution. Over the years, she has been a speaker and panelist locally and nationally, and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. Patricia is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Syracuse University with a dual B.A. in political science and communications, and holds an M.A. from Stanford University in Latin American Studies.