Julissa de Gonzalez

Julissa de Gonzalez

Director of Legislation and Policy, Department of Pesticide Regulation

Empower Committee Co-Chair

Julissa de Gonzalez serves as Director of Legislation and Policy for the Department of Pesticide Regulation. Julissa is a passionate public servant with experience at the state and federal level. She also serves as Board Member of the Language Academy of Sacramento and the Sacramento Latina Leaders Network. Born to immigrant parents and a first generation college student, Julissa graduated from the University of California, Davis in Political Science with minors in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies, and Chicana/o Studies. During her time at UC Davis, Julissa studied abroad in Argentina, Chile and Cuba which further ingrained her love of travel and learning from others' lived experiences.

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