MEET THE TEAM

Christina Ramos
Chief of Staff
christina.m.ramos@sanjoseca.gov | 408.535.4934

Born and raised in East San José, Christina Ramos graduated from The National Hispanic University with a bachelors in Liberal Studies where she received the President’s Award in 2006 and went on to study Public Administration at SJSU. Christina has been recognized as part of the 100 Influential Women of Silicon Valley from the San José 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. She formerly worked with the MESA Schools Program at San José State University, supporting educationally and economically disadvantaged students to go to college. She served on various boards and commissions including the Santa Clara County’s Commission on the Status of Women, Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley, and served as commissioner for the City of San José’s Library and Early Education Commission. She continues to serve on various committees and boards to advocate and elevate community.

POLICY AREAS: Communications & Media, Boards & Commissions, Budget, Labor Relations, Women’s Issues
ORG/COMMITTEES: Liaison to all City Departments
NEIGHBORHOODS:  Supports all neighborhoods


David Hai Tran
Senior Council Assistant
david.tran@sanjoseca.gov | 408.535.4932

David is a San José native with robust experience in community and non-profit development. He began his career in 2009 as a Children’s Program & Volunteer Coordinator for LifeMoves after earning his bachelor’s degree from San José State University in Psychology and Behavioral Science.  He spent four years in Washington, DC working first on service learning programs for alternative high school students at Washington Metropolitan High School followed by being the Development and Compliance Coordinator for the NCBFAA Educational Institute.  David is active in the Vietnamese faith community having taught leadership at Our Lady of La Vang and Most Holy Trinity Parish as well as being involved with the Vietnamese LaSallian Youth Troupe.

POLICY AREAS: Land Use, Transportation & Economic Development
ORG/COMMITTEES: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, SVO, Community & Economic Development (CED) Committee, Transportation & Environment (T&E) Committee
NEIGHBORHOODS:  Supports all Downtown Core and peripheral neighborhoods


Patricia Ceja
Community Relations Coordinator
patricia.ceja@sanjoseca.gov | 408.535.4929

Also native to San José, Patricia earned an Associate’s degree in Sociology from Evergreen Valley College and Bachelor’s from San José State University in Political Science, where she was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society as well as a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She worked on economic justice and community events management with Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits.

POLICY AREAS: Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services, Cultural Affairs, Arts
ORG/COMMITTEES: Team San Jose, Levitt Pavilion, Hammer Theater Advisory Committee, Friends of Five Wounds Trail, East Santa Clara Business Association
NEIGHBORHOODS: Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace, Little Portugal North, Roosevelt, South University Neighborhood (SUN), University NAC, Olinder, Naglee Park, Horace Mann, Plato Arroyo


Mindy Nguyen
Council Assistant
mindy.nguyen@sanjoseca.gov | 408-535-4933

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 José and meeting District 3’s residents.

POLICY AREAS: Housing & Homelessness, Environment, Participatory Budgeting, Vietnamese Relations
ORG/COMMITTEES: Airport Commission, ABAG, Capitol Corridor JPA, Japantown Business Association, Japantown Community Congress, Luna Park Business Association
NEIGHBORHOODS:  El Rancho Verde, Orchard Park, Rosemary Gardens, Hyde Park, Julian-St. James Neighborhood (JJNA), Japantown Neighborhood, Hensley Historic, 13th Street NAC, Northside, Mobile Homes (Golden Wheel, South Bay, Riverbend, Garden City & Triangle Trailer)


Martha Medinaunnamed
Council Assistant

martha.medina@sanjoseca.gov | 408.535.4928

Martha Medina was raised in San Francisco and has always been surrounded by passionate people who work hard to make positive changes in their communities. Martha is a recent UC Berkeley graduate with a degree in Sociology and has campaign experience for now Governor Gavin Newsom.

FOCUS AREAS: Public Safety, Immigration, Education/Youth
NEIGHBORHOODS:  Mobile Home Manor, Sunset, Arbor Point, Hilton, Spartan Keys, McKinley-Bonita, Gardner, Tamien, Goodyear-Mastic, Guadalupe-Washington (GWNA), Madera Horning, Modern Ice, Wooster / East Court – West Court, and Ann Darling neighborhoods.


Bridget Brownunnamed
Council Assistant

bridget.brown@sanjoseca.gov | 408.535.1231

Bridget Brown is a Gilroy native whose passions lie at the intersection of public policy and social justice. She now lives in San José and is excited to support opportunities for all District 3 residents to thrive. Bridget is a recent UCLA graduate with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Public Affairs and a strong background in policy, research, project management, philanthropy, and youth empowerment. Prior to joining District 3, Bridget interned with the American Youth Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. and conducted independent research examining racial and economic segregation between school districts.

FOCUS AREAS: Smart Technologies and Advancement
ORG/COMMITTEES: San Jose Downtown Association, Ad-Hoc Committee for Development, Downtown Parking Board (DPB)
NEIGHBORHOODS: San Jose Downtown Residents Association, Delmas Park, Vendome, Market Almaden, Ryland Mews, AXIS San Jose, The 88, The Globe, The Pierce, 360 Residences, Centerra, City Heights, Park Townsend, Villa Torino, One South Market, St. James Place, Keystone, Town Park Towers, St. James Park, Little Italy


Raquel Vegas
Assistant to the Councilmember

raquel.vegas@sanjoseca.gov | 408.535.4927

Born and raised in North San José, Raquel Vegas is a seasoned Executive Assistant with over 12 years in the field. She has extensive experience with all administrative tasks including scheduling and correspondence. Having held positions in medical, pharmacy, private school, and business fields, Raquel comes with a great skill set that is flexible to meet the needs of not only our office but also our community. She is also a resident of District 3!

FOCUS AREAS: Calendar/Scheduling, D3 General Emails, Gift Tracking & Reporting, Grants Administration
NEIGHBORHOODS:  Supports all neighborhoods