Consuelo Martinez is a southern California native and currently resides in Escondido, CA where she grew up. She holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Political Science – Global Concentration and Women’s Studies from California State University San Marcos. Consuelo is passionate about social justice and her community and has been organizing in the region for 18 years. A former Commissioner for the City of Escondido’s Community Services Commission, Consuelo has also served in various leadership capacities for numerous nonprofit and political organizations throughout San Diego County. Consuelo is an alumna of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), Leadership North County, San Diego Leadership Alliance/New Leaders Council and Emerge California.
Since the summer of 2015, Consuelo has worked as a Leadership Development Specialist at Mid-City CAN where she works with residents to build power and develop their leadership skills via the Resident Leadership Academy and Mid-City Boards & Commissions Leadership Training. In November of 2018, Consuelo was elected as Councilmember in her hometown of Escondido. Consuelo is invested in long-term social change in our region and ensuring our leaders are representative of the communities they serve.