Claudia is a California native living in the City of Anaheim since 1981. Currently appointed as County of Orange Planning Commissioner (District 4), she also serves on the City of Anaheim Housing & Community Development Commission and as a Board Member at The Heritage Museum of Orange County. Prior to these appointments, Claudia had the privilege of serving the City of Anaheim as a Library Trustee and Oversight Committee Member.
Claudia is currently Senior Field Representative for Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (74th AD). Previously, she was Project Director for Represent OC, an Orange County-based leadership development project where Claudia recruited, mentored, and trained over 300 project participants to serve in public leadership positions.
Claudia’s professional career began with CA State Senator Martha Escutia (34th S.D.) and CA State Assemblyman Mike Eng (49th A.D). She also worked as the Public Affairs Manager for Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties.
Claudia’s personal life revolves around her family, traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Marketing.