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


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


Peter Allen
Communications Coordinator

peter.allen@sanjoseca.gov | 408-673-8371

Peter (he/him/his) is a third-generation San José resident with deep roots in our community. Peter previously served as Communications Coordinator for the San José Public Library Foundation (2020-2021) and Public Information Officer for San José Unified School District (2016-2018). He is a former Chair of the City of San José Arts Commission as well as the Planning Commission. Peter has spent the past 11 years as a Board Member (and temporary 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 electric bass and singing karaoke at 7 Bamboo. Peter received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in screenwriting from the University of Southern California. He lives in District 6 with his wife, Angelica Ramos, a fellow public servant and community leader. They are expecting their first human child in August 2022.

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


Connor O’Keefe
Council Assistant

Connor.O’Keefe@sanjoseca.gov | (408) 535-4933

Connor graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Political Science in the Spring of 2021. He has worked in the Denver Mayor’s office and on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Connor most recently served as Field Director for Councilmember Peralez’s mayoral campaign and will be joining our office as a Council Assistant. When he’s not working, Connor enjoys spending his time skiing and listening to music older than he is. Connor will work directly with you and fellow residents to address quality of life issues in our neighborhoods and ensure that our office is responding to your concerns.

FOCUS AREAS: Constituent Services


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.