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
Policy & Legislative Director
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 has historically been  active in the Vietnamese faith community and currently 2nd Vice Chair of the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Board.

POLICY AREAS: Policy Management, Land Use, Transportation & Economic Development
ORG/COMMITTEES: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Community & Economic Development (CED) Committee, Transportation & Environment (T&E) Committee, ABAG/MTC, Capitol Corridor JPA, Vision Zero Task Force, Greater DTSJ Economic Recovery Task Force
NEIGHBORHOODS: San Jose Downtown Residents Association, San Jose Downtown Association, 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, 


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, Environment, Immigration
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, Guadalupe Washington, McKinley Bonita, Wooster / East Court-West Court, Anne Darling, Spartan Keyes, Tamien, Goodyear Mastic


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, Power Utilities, Vietnamese Relations
ORG/COMMITTEES: Airport Commission, Japantown Business Association, Japantown Community Congress, Luna Park Business Association, Coleman Businesses
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), Modern Ice, Madera Horning, Vendome


Peter Allen
Communications Coordinator

peter.allen@sanjoseca.gov | 408-396-1847

Peter (he/him/his) is a third-generation San José native with deep roots in his community. Peter served as Communications Coordinator for the San José Public Library Foundation from 2020-2021 and Public Information Officer for San José Unified School District from 2016-2018, where he directed internal and external communications for 41 schools, 4,000 employees, and 25,000 families. A former Chair of the City of San José Arts Commission as well as the Planning Commission, Peter has spent the past decade as a Board Member and/or Managing Director of Teatro Visión, a Latinx/Chicanx theater company nurturing arts and opportunity in underserved San José communities. He is a founding member of San José Arts Advocates and can occasionally be found playing rock music and singing karaoke. He graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in San José and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in screenwriting from the University of Southern California. His wife, Angelica Ramos, serves as policy director and strategic advisor for Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg. They live in San José with their rescue dog, Josie.

FOCUS AREAS: Communications, Press & Media Relations
NEIGHBORHOODS:  Supports all neighborhoods


Ayanee Ramos
Executive Assistant

ayanee.ramos@sanjoseca.gov | 408-535-4903

Ayanee lives in East Side of San Jose where she grew up and attended school. She has worked as a legal assistant since 2004. She is currently a parishioner with Our Lady of Guadalupe church and loves spending time with her family.