Oriana Sandoval has served as the CEO at the Center for Civic Policy (CCP) and the Co-Director of the New Mexico Civic Engagement Table since 2015. A native of New Mexico, Oriana received her Bachelor of Arts in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College; a Masters in Public Policy from the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy; and a Juris Doctor from UC Berkeley School of Law. She is currently an active member of the New Mexico Bar Association. She lives in Albuquerque with her husband, son, and daughter.
Oriana has worked on economic security, environmental justice, and civil rights issues for more than a decade. She clerked at the Center on Race Poverty and the Environment where she conducted research for litigation on climate change issues and cases involving the violation of air quality standards in California’s Central Valley. Oriana also clerked at the Oakland, CA, Centro Legal de la Raza where she provided legal services to low-income community members in the areas of housing, employment and immigration.
In 2011, Oriana served as the founding Executive Director of New Mexico Vote Matters (NMVM), a non-profit organization committed to the empowerment and participation of historically disenfranchised communities in New Mexico. NMVM assisted over 21,000 New Mexicans in registering to vote in 2012.