Born in Santa Rosa and raised in the Roseland area, Ana Diaz has resided in the community for the entirety of her life. Her familial ties to the region date back to 1958 when her grandfather, Elias Garcia, immigrated from Cotija, Michoacan and toiled as a farm worker for numerous years.
Ana presently holds the position of a school board trustee for the Roseland School District. Prior to her current endeavors, she served as an executive legal assistant at an all-women law firm. Her professional repertoire includes a certification in the Children in the Justice System, and she is currently pursuing degrees in Sociology and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Additionally, Ana is fervently dedicated to becoming a certified herbalist and advocating for farm workers.
From a tender age, she has wholeheartedly embraced the realm of women's history and championed women's rights. Her initial encounter with feminism occurred while strolling through an ancient cemetery in Santa Rosa, where she recognized that even in death, women were still regarded as possessions. Motivated by this revelation, she made a personal vow to become a vocal advocate for women and to educate other women about the significance of exercising their voting rights.
Ana's notable accomplishments extend to her appointment on the City of Santa Rosa Charter Review from 2021 to 2022. Presently, she holds memberships in esteemed organizations such as Latinos Unidos del Condado de Sonoma County and the California Latino School Board Association. Moreover, she actively contributes as a member of Roseland's Library Advisory Board.
Her leisure pursuits encompass actively supporting local businesses, handcrafting botanical soaps, and indulging in literature.
As a rose that grew from the concrete, Ana aspires to share her personal hardships to inspire those who may have endured similar struggles and provide them with the necessary support to surmount their obstacles.