Councilmember González's Staff

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Roxana Gomez

Roxana Gomez

Legislative Aide

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Roxana.Gomez2@seattle.gov

Roxana Gomez joined Councilmember Gonzalez’s office as an Intern, now a Legislative Assistant (!), with interests in public health and immigrant rights. As the daughter of Honduran, first-generation immigrants, she is a passionate learner about social determinants of health and social justice components that determine adverse health outcomes. Roxana began her work at the City of Seattle with the Human Services Department as an intern investigating barriers inhibiting participation in the Summer Food Service Program.

Roxana graduated from the University of Washington earning her bachelor’s degree in Public Health in March 2017, and is SO excited to be a part of #TeamLorena.

Issue Areas

  • Constituent Response
  • Board of Health
  • Domestic Violence Prevention

Additional Languages

  • Spanish
Genevieve Jones

Genevieve Jones

Legislative Aide

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Genevieve.Jones@seattle.gov

Genevieve Jones' passion for politics stems from her father's dedicated civil service, her mother's unending empathy, and her sister's unwavering principles. As a Legislative Assistant to Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) Genevieve leverages her skills in communications, scheduling, and LGBTQ advocacy to make equity a reality in her hometown. Her commitment to justice is informed by her work with (im)migrants at the Northwest Immigrants Project and on the US-Mexico border as a recipient of the Davis Projects for Peace Grant. Genevieve graduated cum laude from Whitman College with distinction in Politics. Born in Seattle and raised in the Netherlands, she will staunchly defend evergrey weather as the perfect climate for reading, cooking, and listening to good music - her favorite activities.

Issue Areas

  • Scheduling
  • Communications
  • LGBTQ Advocacy

Additional Languages

  • French
Vy Nguyen

Vy Nguyen

Legislative Aide

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Vy.Nguyen@seattle.gov

Vy Nguyen comes to Councilmember M. Lorena González's office with years of experience in community development, organizing, and as well as policy advocacy. She is a proud Husky with a BA in Political Science from UW Seattle and MA in Policy Studies from UW Bothell. As a Legislative Assistant to Councilmember M. Lorena González, Vy aspires to ground her work on issues through lenses gained through her time with OneAmerica, White Center Community Development Association, and Peace Corps Azerbaijan. She comes from a huge family that has been cheering on the Seahawks before they became bilingual in English. In her free time, Vy enjoys swinging kettlebells, good music and food.

Issue Areas

  • Housing
  • Homelessness
  • Education
  • Immigrant & refugee affairs
Cody Reiter

Cody Reiter

Legislative Aide

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Cody.Reiter@seattle.gov

Cody Reiter joins Councilmember Gonzalez's team with previous municipal experience as a staffer to a New York City Council Member. Cody was raised in Connecticut, earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis and later lived in South America before moving to Queens, NY. His family's roots are here in the Pacific Northwest, and he recently moved to Seattle to be closer to his extended family. An avid rec league hockey player, most of Cody's sports allegiances remain in New York, but he is actively working to adopt the Sounders, Seahawks and Cascades.

Issue Areas

  • Paid family leave
  • Environment
  • City Light and Utilities
  • Land use and zoning
  • Economic development
  • Budget

Additional Languages

  • Spanish
Brianna Thomas

Brianna Thomas

Legislative Aide

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Brianna.Thomas@seattle.gov

Brianna Thomas joins Councilmember Gonzalez's office with a career as both activist and organizer. Brianna began her community work at the Church Council of Greater Seattle and further honed her political acumen serving as aide in the State House and Senate. She also served as campaign manager for several cycles including "Yes for SeaTac" and "Honest Elections Seattle".

Bringing a voracious appetite for ensuring everyone is heard, accessibility is of paramount importance to Brianna. In her role as legislative aide, Brianna aspires to establish relationships with the community and to create an open dialog across the city.

A self-proclaimed "ARMY brat", Brianna moved to Seattle in 2005. She earned her bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Washington, has a soft spot in her heart for the Senior Center of West Seattle and in her free time she has recently taken up fandom of the Seattle Mariners.

Issue Areas

  • Community outreach
  • Paid family leave
  • Labor standards
  • Ethics and elections
  • Emergency management
  • Regional committee relations
  • Police accountability and public safety