Bay Area native Peter Ortiz is a Manager of Provider Strategy for Year Up. As a proud alum of the Year Up program, Peter holds a deep commitment to expanding opportunities and pipelines to careers within communities of color. This commitment was the motivation behind his run for public office. Winning his race, he became the youngest in history (29 years old) to be elected to the Santa Clara County Board of Education. During his short tenure, Peter has passed legislation to expand ethnic studies curriculum countywide, advocated for police free schools in communities of color, pushed for parent representation on charter school boards. Peter is excited to participate in the Workforce Leadership Network to expand my capacity to identify and solve real workforce barriers by collaborating across organizations, communities, and industries to benefit a project.