Mayra Vazquez

Mayra is an advocate for cross-border business, education and workforce development policies in the nation’s eighth largest city, San Diego, CA. She holds extensive domestic and international community outreach and public policy experience in both the public and private sector.

Mayra previously served as the Project Manager of International Business Affairs at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, supporting policy initiatives and related events in the promotion of cross-border and international trade and commerce. She also served as the Education and Workforce Development policy lead at the Chamber. She served as a Council Representative in the office of San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey where she led various bi-national and district wide business outreach efforts.

After college, Mayra returned to her community and became involved as a volunteer and intern at several local organizations, including the San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce, World Trade Center San Diego and Office of San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders. Having grown up in an underserved community herself, Mayra has provided a voice to those in communities similar to hers and is committed to advocate for those in need.

Mayra has grown her leadership skills through programs such as the San Diego Public Leadership Institute and the California Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) Leadership Institute. Mayra received her Bachelor’s in International Studies from California State University.. She received her Master’s of Public Administration from Baruch College.