Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute 2018
Brenda Aguirre Arnold is originally from Tijuana, Mexico. She immigrated to the United States over a decade ago and became a citizen in 2014. A graduate of the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) Business Program, member of several community and political activism groups, Brenda is a dedicated activist for the LGBTQ communities, immigrant rights, and health care reform among many other concerns. She is a social media advocate and feels the often-underutilized tools can reach a broader audience. Brenda serves as membership coordinator and social media director for the grass roots organization ACLU South Bay People Power and is on the board of the Eastlake-Bonita Democratic Club as the public relations officer. She is also a member of Mi Familia and PFLAG, two organizations serving as support groups for LGBTQ families, allies and communities, and recently joined South Bay Alliance. As a married mother of four, Brenda and her family have set roots in Chula Vista because of the diverse and rich cultures and inclusive nature of the communities. Brenda believes in modeling for her children a path to becoming stronger as a person, community, nation and world.