Iliana Madrigal is a first generation Mexican-American and a California native. Iliana lived in different parts of México during her childhood and embraced her Mexican heritage and culture in her daily life.
Iliana has a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from San Francisco State University. She is currently a student pursuing a Master’s Degree in Urban and Public Affairs at the University of San Francisco.
Her professional experience has included working as a bilingual intake patient advocate, a district scheduler for Congressman Jared Huffman, and also as a program manager for a family resource center, which focuses on the low-income Spanish-speaking community.
Iliana is devoted to advocating for the language, social, and environmental justice of our county’s communities of color. As a former ESL student, she understands how vital it is to have access to information in a person’s native language.
Iliana has a history of volunteerism including service on the City of Petaluma’s Youth Commission, the Petaluma People Services Center’s Board of Directors, the Nurse-Family Partnership Advisory Board, several local Climate Action groups, the City of Petaluma’s General Plan Advisory Committee, and the Sonoma County Democratic Central Committee.