Pedro Paz was born and raised locally. Attended Dos Pueblos High School and Santa Barbara City College. Pedro has a Ph.D. and M.A. from UC Santa Barbara in Education specializing in Language, Culture and Literacy. He is passionate about serving his community and giving back to causes that contribute to the diversity and vibrant nature of the community he was born in. He has worked for a number of local organizations including La Casa de la Raza, UC Santa Barbara, both the Santa Barbara and Carpinteria School Districts. Moreover, for 14 years he worked for the Counties of Santa Barbara and Merced. In addition, he has served as a Trustee for the Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education, having been elected to the board in 2012 and ending his term in 2016. Currently he works for the Santa Barbara Foundation as the Director of Grantmaking and continues to serve the community as member of the Santa Barbara City College Foundation Board of Directors.
/ / / Pedro Paz, President