Claudia Rodriguez

Acting Executive Director

Claudia is a strategic thinker who understands the power at the intersection of policy and politics. She takes a highly organized approach to her work, carefully managing the process to achieve results.

Claudia’s outreach and policy experience has focused on issues from economic development to public health.  Fluent in Spanish, she helps clients reach diverse audiences of stakeholders, news media and the broader public.

Previously Claudia served as a legislative aide to Alderman George Cardenas, 12th Ward, City of Chicago, who chairs the Chicago City Council’s Committee on Health and Environmental Protection.  She conducted research and assisted Ald. Cardenas, Committee members, and the Office of the Mayor with policy introduction, meeting preparation, management and follow-up.  Prior to being promoted to legislative aide she worked as a staff assistant on constituent services, community outreach, collateral development and media relations.

Claudia has also advocated in the Illinois General Assembly, coordinating activists meetings and testimony, as well as conducting direct engagements with state lawmakers.

Claudia is a commissioner of the Little Village Special Service Area #25 on the southwest side of Chicago.  She is a board member of the Mexican Civic Society of Illinois and is a certified Chicago Conversations Corps leader, promoting environmental awareness projects throughout the city. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy & Administration from Northwestern University.