Anna Alvarado is the Policy Director for the California EDGE Coalition. Her work involves policy development and legislative advocacy focused on closing California’s education and workforce skills gap to achieve greater equity, a broadly shared prosperity, and economic mobility for all Californians.
Anna brings with her over eight years of experience in legislative and advocacy work in and around the State Capitol community. Most recently, Anna was a registered lobbyist for Cruz Strategies where she advocated on behalf of local governments, higher education institutions, and non-profit health care organizations on issues relating to homelessness, housing, student financial aid, and mental health.
Prior to lobbying, Anna worked for the California State Senate. She served as a policy analyst for Senator Jim Beall. In this role she staffed numerous bills, committees, and policy areas; including women’s rights, K-12 and higher education, Latino community issues, immigration, veteran affairs, transportation, and health/human services.
Anna is passionate about social justice issues and is dedicated to ensuring California’s most vulnerable communities have an opportunity to achieve their career goals and dreams, in addition to supporting more women to elected positions at the local and state levels.