Christina Ramos
Chief of Staff | 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 | 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:  Supports all neighborhood policy related matters

Patricia Ceja
Community Relations Coordinator | 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

Mindy Nguyen
Council Assistant | 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

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Council Assistant | 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: Ad-Hoc Committee for Development, Downtown Parking Board (DPB)
NEIGHBORHOODS: San Jose Downtown Residents Association, Delmas Park, San Jose Downtown Association, Little Italy, 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, Vendome, Tamien, Goodyear Mastic, Gardner

Peter Allen
Communications Coordinator | 408-396-1847

Peter (he/him/his) is a third-generation San José native with deep roots in his community. Prior to joining the D3 Team, 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 across the street from Lincoln High School in San José with their rescue dog, Josie.

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

Raquel Vegas
Assistant to the Councilmember | 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