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Anthony RodriguezSenior Advisor to the Mayor, City of Berkeley

Anthony Rodriguez (he/él/they) is a cross-sector collaborator, published researcher, and data-driven leader. He is passionate about harnessing partnerships, research, and stakeholder engagements to catalyze change, create effective policies, programs, and decisions, and guide strategic planning to scale programmatic delivery for low-income communities of color through education, civic engagement, and poverty alleviation initiatives.

As Senior Advisor to the Mayor in the City of Berkeley, Anthony leads policy efforts in public safety, energy, the environment, sustainability, public works, parks, infrastructure, health, social equity, K-12 education, and labor. In his prior role as a Senior Strategist for Friday, Anthony advised leading non-profits, foundations, government agencies, and companies working across education, economic opportunity, and community development on developing clear strategic direction. Before joining Friday, Anthony was a Program Analyst for the California Community Foundation, where he advised philanthropic, evaluation, data, communications, government, and community partners on strategies for targeting outreach and education efforts towards hard-to-count populations in the 2020 Census for LA County, the hardest to count region in the nation.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Anthony is a proud double bear, having received a Bachelors of Arts in Development Studies and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. He is an alumni of Coro Northern California’s Fellowship in Public Affairs Program (Class of 2017)