Alicia Jacobo

Francisco Lopez

Ruth López

Ruth López is an education advocate and organizer in the Central Valley. Based in her hometown in Kings County, she currently works remotely with Penn Hill Group, a Washington, D.C. based education policy lobbying and consulting firm, where she focuses on bridging the divide between policy and practice. López has a strong background in education policy and particular expertise in issues relating to English language learners and disadvantaged communities. López started her career in Washington, D.C. where she worked as a policy analyst at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s (MALDEF) National Public Policy Office where she handled key federal policy priorities including developing and advocating for policies focused on increasing educational attainment among Latinos. Ruth is a founding board member for the Armona Scholarship Committee, a Hanford Relay For Life team captain, a volunteer with the Girl Scouts of Central California South Troop #3049 and a Kings County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). She currently serves on the boards for the Central Valley Partnership and American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Region 1653, and as an Executive Board member to the California Democratic Party representing Assembly District 32. Most recently, she established a non-profit organization focused on civic engagement and increasing voter turnout called Valley Voices. López holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish with an emphasis on Hispanic languages and bilingual issues and a minor in education from the University of California, Berkeley.

Shannon Tolbert

Susan Shain

Susan is the co-lead of Swing Left San Francisco, focused on electing progressive candidates. Before Swing Left, Susan was CEO of CORO Northern California, Director of Philanthropic Services at The San Francisco Foundation and has sat on boards of S.F. non-profits. Susan has a Bachelor’s from UC Berkeley and a Master’s from San Francisco State University, both in Chinese Studies and a degree in accounting from Golden Gate University.