Legislative & Grant Research Assistant
Itzel Becerra is a Legislative and Grant Research Assistant with the Renne Public Policy Group. She brings a background of State legislative, local government and association management experience to the firm. Itzel graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Arts in Government along with a Minor in Spanish.
Itzel most recently worked for the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) as a Professional Development Assistant. There she worked directly with CSDA member agencies to connect them with educational resources and trainings. In addition, she oversaw registration for all association events and manage the promotion of upcoming events. Prior, she served as a Public Affairs Intern with CSDA, where assisted the Advocacy and Public Affairs team tracking legislation, conducting research and drafting articles for the association’s weekly electronic newsletter. Her duties also included assisting with marketing CSDA’s public outreach campaign– “Districts Make the Difference”.
Itzel gained knowledge and experience of the California legislative process while participating in the Sacramento Semester Program. Offered through CSU’s Department of Political Science, the program allows students to immerse themselves in California politics. As Legislative intern for Assembly Member Kevin McCarty (D, Sacramento) Itzel staffed measures and executed various legislative duties during her tenure.
- California Latino Capitol Association Foundation, Board of Directors (Events Coordinator) February 2020 – Present
- Sacramento Semester Program Alumni Association, Member & Mentor February 2019 – Present
- Odyssey Mentoring Program, Mentor September 2017 – November 2017
- California State University, Sacramento, BA (Government) Minor (Spanish)