Andrés joined Public Advocates as Legislative Counsel in February 2021. Prior to becoming part of our MetroEquity team, Andrés worked in the Office of the Legislative Counsel, where he drafted legislation for members of the California Legislature and provided advice to legislators and legislative staff on constitutional issues and other legal matters. Previously, during law school, Andrés worked in a wide array of capacities, including interning at the California Attorney General’s office in San Francisco, clerking in the Office of General Counsel for AFSCME in Washington, DC, and working in the California State Assembly for then-Assembly member Tony Thurmond. He also interned at Public Advocates in Sacramento. He is passionate about advocating for the needs of disadvantaged communities and has channeled that passion into political and community activism, working on various candidate and issue campaigns in his local community and throughout Sacramento County.
Andrés received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from California State University, Sacramento in 2014. He graduated cum laude from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2018. Andrés is a member of the California State Bar.