Imelda Padilla is California Consulting’s Associate – Southern California. Imelda is responsible for working with clients and potential clients in the Southern California region. Imelda Padilla is a young professional who comes to the team with a strong understanding of public funding, public policy development and hands on intergovernmental relations.
In addition to her formal education, Political Science BA from UC Berkeley with a double minor in Chicano Studies and Philosophy, she has also been a part of other policy based programs like UCLA Community Scholars, and the USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science research groups.
For many years she has been a community organizer to winning campaigns and successful events for the environment- (Clean Up-Green Up LA), youth justice- (Adelante Hombre Latino Youth Summit- San Fernando Valley), and income equity- (LA Raise the Wage).
Imelda is also a commissioner for the Los Angeles County Commission on Woman and Girls.
She is currently in grad school at the California University of Northridge where she is receiving her Master’s in public administration with an emphasis on leadership and nonprofit management.