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

  • Scheduling
  • Constituent Response
  • Board of Health
  • Domestic Violence Prevention

Additional Languages

  • Spanish
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, policy advocacy as well as running her family's small business for more than a decade. A proud Husky with a BA in Political Science and MA in Policy Studies (with service in Peace Corps Azerbaijan and other adventures in between) from UW, Vy aspires to ground her work on issues through lenses gained from working in community and at local non-profits OneAmerica and White Center Community Development Association.

Born and raised in the Seattle-area, Vy and her huge family have been cheering on the Seahawks well before they became bilingual in English. In her free time, Vy enjoys lifting heavy kettlebells, good music and good 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