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.


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 and remains involved in the Vietnamese LaSallian Youth Troupe.


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.


Angel Martinez
Community Relations Aide
angel.martinez@sanjoseca.gov | 408.535.4931

Born and raised in San José, Angel Martinez graduated from the University of California Davis with a bachelors in Community and Regional Development with an emphasis in Public Policy. His previous experiences include working for the Public Interest Research Group as a Community Outreach Director in Sacramento, Senior Campaign Coordinator on the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument campaign, and most recent, as a Community Organizer for Innovate Public Schools. Angel is fluent in both English and Spanish, and brings more than 7 years of experience working with local communities.


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.


Lilia Sandoval Guerrero
Council Assistant
lilia.SandovalGuerrero@sanjoseca.gov | 408.535.4928

Born in Mexico and raised in the United States, Lili was three when she immigrated to the United States. She was the first in her family to attend and graduate from a four-year university. She graduated Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Spanish Studies with a pathway in Social Justice and Law. Now as a graduate, she is a member of Santa Clara University’s Chicano/Latino Alumni Association. Lili previously worked with a private immigration attorney and for a non-profit, where she became a Department of Justice Accredited Representative. Her commitment to her community lead her to her current position as Council Assistant. As a District 3 resident, she hopes to be an asset to her community.


Desiree ‘Dee’ Barragan
Executive Assistant
desiree.barragan@sanjoseca.gov | 408.535.4927

Desiree ‘Dee’ Barragan is a San José native and resident of the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood. In 1998, she began her volunteer and leadership training with the San José Police Department’s VOLT Program and volunteered with the Truant Abatement Burglary Suppression (T.A.B.S) Unit.

Over the past decade she has worked in business management and infuses her management skills into her community leadership roles. As a community leader she believes in proactive leadership to make positive changes and continues to promote public safety to form stronger communities in District 3.

Dee served on the City of San José’s Neighborhoods Commission where she focused on Public Safety, Code Enforcement, Department of Transportation and overall quality of life issues in neighborhoods throughout San José and continues to serve the community by helping and supporting emerging community leaders. She is a past president and active board member of the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association, the District 3 Community Leadership Council and is Vice President of The Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.