Cecilia is a national leader in public policy and public interest technology with nearly three decades of experience in the nonprofit sector and government. She was the first Latina to lead the White House Domestic Policy Council, serving eight years on President Obama’s senior team. She led the domestic and economic policy team for the Biden/Harris presidential transition and serves as a senior advisor to New America in Washington, D.C. In addition to serving on Ad Hoc’s Board of Directors, she chairs the board of the Kresge Foundation, is a trustee of the MacArthur and Joyce Foundations, and serves on several nonprofit boards. Cecilia started her career at the National Council of La Raza (now UNIDOS US), the nation’s largest Hispanic policy and advocacy organization, where she spent 20 years focused on immigration, civil rights, education, and a broad range of policy concerns.