Alexia Cortez is the government affairs associate at the PPIC Sacramento Center. In addition to providing administrative support to the president's office, she collaborates with PPIC staff in research, communications, and development to provide planning and logistics support for PPIC events. She also works with government affairs staff to connect PPICís work with policymakers. Before joining PPIC, she served as a campaign fundraiser and was an executive assistant in the Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. She holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in political science.