NCG is excited to share that Victoria Rodarte (she/her) is joining the team as its first-ever Senior Democracy Fellow beginning March 27th. Victoria brings direct experience in mobilizing resources for a strong democracy, immigrant legal services, and interning for political campaigns.
Victoria joins the Public Affairs team where she’ll accelerate the organization’s priorities, offering funder education tools on democracy, moving resources to movement builders, and supporting opportunities for equitable policy work in Northern California and statewide.
“Victoria’s addition will sharpen NCG’s growing commitment to strengthening democracy,” said Dwayne S. Marsh, NCG’s President and CEO. “She brings the passion and skills we need to mobilize philanthropy.”
Victoria’s commitment to racial justice and systems work stems from her upbringing as a daughter of immigrants in Southeast Los Angeles. Most recently, she served as Program Associate at the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund where she partnered with program directors and grantees in support of immigrant rights and strengthening California’s democracy. NCG was lucky enough to cross paths with Victoria during her time with the 2020 Rising Leaders Cohort where she grew into her own leadership centering justice, community, and compassion.
As a Bay Area resident for more than a decade, Victoria stayed local to get her (soon to be) Masters in Public Policy from Mills College. When she isn’t watching a Lakers game, she’s enjoying walks around Lake Merritt, or finding the best local mezcal cocktail.
Interested in getting to know Victoria or have questions about NCG’s democracy work? Get in touch beginning March 27th.