Rosa Olascoaga Vidal
Policy Advisor

Rosa Olascoaga Vidal was born and raised in City Heights, San Diego. Rosa first got involved in organizing when she was twelve years old with Mid City CAN's Youth Council. As a student leader, Rosa introduced the First Lady Michelle Obama in her San Diego visit to launch her Let’s Move Campaign. In high school, Rosa's first campaign win was successfully getting City Heights a skatepark and plaza. In 2018, Rosa graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.A in Politics (Political Science) and minors in Legal Studies and Chicanx & Latinx studies.

Before joining Supervisor Nora Vargas’s office, Rosa was the transportation justice organizer at Mid-City CAN. She developed and implemented the organizing, political, and digital strategies for the Improving Transportation Momentum Team. Rosa is committed to advocating for equitable community- led polices that address climate and racial justice.


Currently, Rosa is a resident of Paradise Hills. She represents District 4 in San Diego's Mobility Board and a board member for Climate Action Campaign. Rosa is an alumni of the Rockwood Leadership Institute.

Policy Area: Transportation and Housing, Parks and Recreation, Tijuana River Valley, and Community Gardens 

Committees: Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), Otay Valley Regional Park Policy Committee, SANDAG - Bayshore Bikeway, Borders Committee, Regional Planning Committee, Transportation Committee, County Administration Center Building Occupancy/ Waterfront Park, Tijuana River Valley Subcommittee

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