Astrid Ochoa is the Executive Director of Future of California Elections. Ms. Ochoa has over a decade of experience in policy analysis, government and public relations and developing strategic partnerships. She was the first full-time hire of Future of California Elections and helped build the organization from the ground-up. Ms. Ochoa holds master’s degrees in public affairs and urban and regional planning from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Pomona College. Ms. Ochoa serves as Co-Chair to the California Secretary of State Language Accessibility Advisory Committee and is a former member of the Governing Board of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni.
Rachel is excited to join the Future of California Elections team and brings experience in administration, research, and advocacy. Ms. Sherman has served as a Human Rights Intern with IIMA, an NGO with special consultative status in the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council in Geneva, Switzerland and as a Special Projects Coordinator at Loyola Marymount University. She received her master’s degree in international relations with a specialization in gender studies from New York University and bachelor’s degrees in political science and Chicano studies from Loyola Marymount University.