At the age of three, Dora and her family immigrated to the United States. She has called San Jose home ever since. Dora received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minor in Public Policy from the University of California Berkeley. She completed an International Relations Specialization from the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany. She greatly values education and has made it a goal to help serve those in her community by mentoring and volunteering.
Dora is not new to the City of San Jose. She began her employment at the age of fifteen with the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department. Since that time, she has worked for the City in a number of different capacities: Aquatics, Therapeutics, Recreation, Early Childhood Development, Fitness and At-Risk Youth Services. Dora then transferred to the Office of Economic Development in partnership with work2future, helping target workforce development programs according to labor market demands and growing sectors in Silicon Valley.
Before officially joining the District 10 staff, Dora worked as an intern for City of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and as a Policy Aide for District 5 Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco. During her free time Dora enjoys hiking with her dog Buddy, traveling, live music, and trying unique food.
Assignments: Transportation, VTA, Environment, Education,Children & Youth, Webmaster, Newsletter, Media Relations & Social Media.