As a product of the South Bay in San Diego County, Amy Castañeda is
passionate about uplifting the issues that disproportionately impact
underserved communities. Through her work, she is committed to
continuing to building the next generation of community organizers.
Amy studied Public Policy & Public Health at Arizona State
University and is completing her B.A. in 2023. Through her work as a
community organizer, Amy has worked on various local, state, and
federal political campaigns as well as criminal justice reform and
increasing the minimum wage ballot measures.
Before joining Supervisor Vargas team at the County of San Diego,
she served as Campaign Manager for a state assembly race in her
hometown. She is an experienced campaign manager that focuses on
leveraging a grassroots strategy to consistently garner the support of
labor organizations, and environmental justice organizations. Prior to
her role as campaign manager, Amy was a community organizer at Planned
Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest where she helped bridge the need
for reproductive health in the South Bay community and established the
first-ever Planned Parenthood Generation Action club in two South Bay
Policy Areas: Small Business Stimulus Grants, Homelessness,
Human Trafficking, Reproductive Health, Public Safety.
Committee: CSAC-Homeless Action Team