Recording Secretary Jessica Caloza
Jessica (she/her) is a proud first generation immigrant from the Philippines. She is passionate about public service and uplifting underrepresented communities, including the Asian American community. Most recently, she served as the President of Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats and led the grassroots campaign to mobilize Fillipino and Asian American voters for the 2020 Elections in LA County. Jessica previously served on the boards of KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress, Filipino Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro), and the Leadership Council of the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE).
In addition to her community work, Jessica was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2019 to serve as a Commissioner on the Board of Public Works, the governing body of more than 5,500 employees responsible for delivering critical city services and infrastructure projects. She is the first Filipina American to be appointed.
Previously, she served in several roles in the Mayor’s Office, including leading work on immigration policy, civic engagement initiatives, operations, and scheduling. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Jessica served in the Obama Administration in the U.S. Department of Education. She has also been a campaign aide to several members of Congress, including former Rep. Xavier Becerra and former Rep. Mike Honda. In 2012, she was a community organizer for President Obama’s re-election campaign in Virginia. She enjoys cooking, baking, and traveling with her husband, Matt.