2020 Mentorship Program

Virtual Workshops

Mentorship Class

Connie Delgado, CEO, Delgado Government Affairs; paired with Kimberly Dean, Program Analyst, California Department of Social Services


Erin Baum, Chief of Staff, Assemblymember David Chiu; paired with Linda Vo, Legislative Aide          


Angela Blanchard, Partner, Political Solutions; paired with Odette Overton, Senate Fellow, California State Capital Fellows Program


Kelly Boyd, Executive Director, Low Carbon Fuel and Energy Coalition; paired with Elisia Hoffman, Legislative Analyst, CalRecycle


Katherine Brandenburg, Principal, Brandenburg Group; paired with Laura Fitzgerald, Legislative Aide, Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Kevin Mullin


Emilie Cameron, Public Affairs & Communications Director, Downtown Sacramento Partnership; paired with Morgan Maxey, Marketing Assistant, Fulcrum Property


Natalie Cardenas, Regional Director of Government Relations & Public Affairs, UCB, Inc.; paired with Jennifer Garcia, Legislative Assistant, Office of Assemblymember Tyler Diep


Athena Chapman, President, Chapman Consulting; paired with Hilary Chap, Patient Service Rep, Student Health & Counseling, California State University, Sacramento


Claire Conlon, Chief of Staff, Assembywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris; paired with Kristie Chan, Treasury Program Manager, California State Treasurer's Office


Ashley Conrad-Saydah, Founder and Principal, Sowing Change Strategies; paired with Shayla Funk, Public Utility Regulatory Analyst, California Public Utilities Commission


Samantha Corbin, CEO, Corbin and Kaiser; paired with Blanca Gomez Noriega, Program Analys, California Department of Social Services


Donna Cullinan, Director of Government Affairs, California Alternative Payment Program Association (CAPPA); paired with Olviya Vataman, CSAC Institute Program Assistant, California Counties Foundation


Marina Espinoza, Legislative Analyst, CSAC; paired with Kenia Miranda-Verdugo, Senate Fellow, California State Capital Fellows Program


Margaret Gladstein, Partner, Capitol Advocacy; paired with Deanna Jarquin, Legislative Advocate, Personal Insurance Federation of California


Kassandra Gough, Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Calpine; paired with Kayla Robinson, Associate, Environmental & Energy Consulting


Katie Hansen, Senior Legislative Director, California Restaurant Association; paired with Lindsay McLaggan, Legislative Aide & Scheduler, California State Assembly


Beth Hassett, CEO, WEAVE; paired with Anya Shutovska, Senate Fellow, California State Capital Fellows Program


Deanna Johnston, Vice President, Regional Government Affairs, Magellan Health; paired with Chelsea Ji, Communications and Public Affairs Intern, Harbage Consulting


Natalie Johnston Butcher, Associate Director of Career Services & Judicial Clerkships, U.C. Davis School of Law; paired with Jen-Ann Lee, Juris Doctor Candidate, UC Davis School of Law, King Hall


LaKenya Jordan, Director of Legislation and Government Affairs, California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control; paired with Tiyesha Watts, Senate Fellow, California State Capital Fellows Program


Arielle Julie, Principal Recruiter, WarnerMedia & HBOMax; paired with Angelica Sanchez, Web Builder Representative, iHouseWeb, Inc.


Danielle Kando-Kaiser, Founding Partner, Corbin and Kaiser; paired with Sakshi Walia, Legislative Aide, California State Senate


Olivia Kasirye, Public Health Officer, County of Sacramento; paired with Nia Jones, Field Representative, Office of Congresswoman Doris Matsui


Christina Lokke, Policy Manager, Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG); paired with Farnaz Bi, Supervisor Finance/Clinical Operations, Dignity Health


Kelly MacMillan, Advocate, Political Solutions; paired with Jeannette Emerton Carpenter, Education Services Assistant, Association of California School Administrators


Keetha Mills, President and CEO, Foundation for California Community Colleges; paired with Taylor Buck, Apprentice, Lucas Public Affairs


Anne Neville-Bonilla, Director, California Research Bureau; paired with Maria Karas, Procurement Analyst, California State Controller's Office


Sara Ortega, Account Supervisor, Edelman Public Relations; paired with Sandra Hernandez, Communications Coordinator, Insure the Uninsured Project


Lisa Page, Vice President, Communications and Public Relations at Sutter Health; paired with Taylor Toledo-Kearns, Director of Education and Workforce, 3fold Communications


Jessica Pearson, Executive Officer, Delta Stewardship Council; paired with Dana Hachigian, Environmental Scientist, CalRecycle


Alicia Priego, Vice President, Strategies 360; paired with Christine Miyashiro, Legislative Aide, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty


Michelle Reyes, Associate Lobbyist, Political Solutions; paired with Alma Musvosvi, Assembly Fellow, California State Capital Fellows Program


Catalina Sanchez, Legislative Manager, Corbin and Kaiser; paired with Xiomara Cisneros, Policy Director, Bay Area Council


Carla Saporta, Manager, Government Affairs, Blue Shield of California; paired with Rochelle Mulondo, Associate, Dewey Square Group


Dorothea Silva, CPA, Principal, Avaunt Ltd., CPA's and Consultants; paired with Alondra Espinoza, Audit Associate, Campbell Taylor & Washburn


Robin Swanson, Founder, Swanson Communications; paired with Ashley Han, Communications Specialist, UC Davis Alumni Relations


Erin K. Taylor, Legislative Advocate, Political Solutions; paired with McKenna Jenkins, Legislative Aide, K Street Consulting, LLC


Erica Taylor, VP, Communications & Community Relations Golden 1 Credit Union; paired with Esmeralda Espinoza, Credit Products Analyst, Bank of the West


Glynnis Vaughan, Consultant, Vaughan Strategies; paired with Rebecca Reilly, Engagement Specialist, California Native Plant Society


Trish Wallis, Senior Psychologist, Specialist, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation; paired with Tania Sanchez, Transition Specialist, Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin County


Susan Wheeler, Workforce Outreach Manager, SMUD; paired with Danielle Metzinger, Organizational Excellence Specialist, California Department of Transportation


Linda White, Government Affairs Manager, BMW North America; paired with Nakiyah Scott, Senate Fellow, California State Capital Fellows Program


Kristy Wiese, Partner, Capitol Advocacy; paired with Stacey O'Brien, Executive Assistant to the Senior Policy Advisors, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom


Karen Zamarripa, President, Karen Zamarripa Consulting; paired with Katrina Linden, Senior Policy & Program Associate, Campaign for College Opportunity

Get Involved

Mentoring Future Leaders

Run in partnership with the California Center for Civic Participation, She Shares offers a mentorship and networking opportuntiy for young women.


For more information, contact She Shares.


She Shares offers event sponsorship at many levels for organizations and businesses interested in supporting the next generation of women leaders. Because the California Center for Civic Participation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, contributions to She Shares are tax-deductible.


For more information, please contact Tamara Torlakson.


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