Leslie Alfaro is a Policy Manager at the Bay Area Council, focusing on the Workforce of the Future Initiative and gender equity and diversity issues. As a first-generation college student, Leslie is passionate about creating a more equitable education system that works for all students. Prior to joining the Bay Area Council Leslie worked with families in East Oakland for Children’s Home Society of California. Leslie also served as a VISTA Volunteer for the City of San Antonio’s Head Start program. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a major in Sociology and a minor in Global Poverty & Practice. In her free time Leslie enjoys watching live music and spending time outside.