Xochitl (pronounced as "SOH-chee") is a Senior Project Coordinator at Arellano Associates. She has served in the public and private sector within politics and government as well as community outreach and engagement. As former President of the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats, Xochitl led coalition building efforts with community organizations as a committment to invest back into the community. She has worked on various political campaigns across Southern California and remains active through civic engagement. She holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from CSU Northridge. Xochitl is most proud to have been paired with RTL alum, Emely Pineda-Rivas, from in the inaugural cohort class to serve as her mentor.