Reyna Olaguez officially stepped into the role of communications coordinator last month.
In her new role, she will support Building Healthy Communities, South Kern and the action teams by increasing their visibility within Kern County.
Olaguez attended California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) where she earned her master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management. Olaguez also received her bachelor’s degree in political science at CSUB in 2007.
Olaguez has always enjoyed working with her community. After college, she completed an internship with Radio Campesina in Bakersfield and later became the radio stations community outreach director. Olaguez went on to serve as a legislative aide to former California State Senator Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento. Olaguez also worked for the U.S. Census Bureau as a partnership specialist for Kern County. Olaguez also manages South Kern Sol, a project of the nonprofit New America Media.