Ana serves as US of Care’s boots on the ground in New Mexico, serving as a project manager for a local coalition working to pass a Medicaid Buy-In option at the state level. Ana brings significant experience in issue and electoral campaigning. She has been involved with campaigns throughout the Southwest since a very young age. During her career, she has organized in small and large communities, where she has helped lead efforts on strategic and stakeholder engagement across a broad range of issues, including reproductive health care, criminal justice reform, and immigrant rights.
Before joining USofCare, Ana played a role in a number of critical campaigns including Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. She most recently served as a field organizer in Houston, Texas for Beto O’Rourke’s senate race after transitioning from a local State House race in New Mexico. In those roles, she mobilized low-propensity voters to engage in the political process and built volunteer leadership in communities that made impacts beyond the election season.
Ana has been invested in New Mexico state politics for several years now since moving to Albuquerque after college to work as a civil rights advocate for the ACLU of New Mexico. There Ana worked to bring communities in closer proximity to decision makers, where folks could come together to share their stories, offer ideas for change, and create solutions collaboratively at the local, state, and national level. As an organizer, she continues to bring everyday folks to the table and get them involved in the decisions that affect our families and our communities.
Ana graduated from Fort Lewis College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Spanish. She is an avid skier, outdoor enthusiast and artist.