Chalk and Ward Team Members

Anthony Espinoza
AREA REPRESENTATIVE

Anthony, a resident of the 7th District, is proud to serve as an Area Representative for Lake View Terrace and Mission Hills. A graduate of California State Polytechnic, Pomona with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science Anthony is passionate about community outreach, public service, and growing civic engagement in his community. At CPP, Anthony was…

Monica Benavides
CASEWORKER

Monica serves as a Caseworker in the Sylmar District Office, assisting constituents with their concerns and connecting them to City Services. Monica grew up in the San Fernando Valley and still resides here with her family. She graduated from Francis Polytechnic High School and attended Los Angeles Mission and Pierce Colleges. Monica’s passion is helping…

Mayela Ochoa
CASEWORKER

Mayela serves as a Caseworker for Mission Hills and North Hills for Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. Mayela was born and raised in beautiful Pacoima. She is honored to serve the 7th district, the community where she lives. She loves to volunteer, especially in the MRod Volunteer Corp community cleanups and around the city. Mayela graduated with…

Cristian Tafoya
NORTH HILLS REPRESENTATIVE & HOMELESS SERVICE COORDINATOR

Cristian serves as the North Hills Representative and Homeless Service Coordinator for Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. Prior to working for the Councilwoman, Cristian interned for Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office Of Legislative and External Affairs team. In this capacity he helped connect constituents to the appropriate city departments and staff members to assist them. Cristian also brings…

Anissa Raja
PLANNING DEPUTY

Anissa Raja serves as the Planning Deputy for Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. In her past public sector advocacy and research roles, she worked within planning, policy, and public health to analyze built environment impacts on local and regional scales. Most recently, she was working in Sacramento as a Transportation Planner with Caltrans District 3 under the…

Emmanuel Solis
COMMUNICATIONS DEPUTY

Emmanuel Solis serves as a Communications Deputy for Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. He is an integral part of the communications team focusing on social media and video production documenting the office’s work. Emmanuel was born and raised in Mexico. Emmanuel received his B.A. in Telecommunications and Film from California State University Los Angeles. Emmanuel can be…

Jose Hernandez
PUBLIC PROJECTS DEPUTY AND FIELD DEPUTY

Jose serves as the Public Projects Deputy and Sylmar Field Deputy for Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. Before joining the Councilwoman’s team, Jose worked as the Public Projects Deputy in Council District 14 for three and a half years. Jose attended UC Santa Barbara and double majored in Political Science and History. In his spare time Jose…

Dominique Vitti
LEGISLATIVE DEPUTY

Dominique serves as the Legislative Deputy for Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. She is a lifelong Seventh District resident and is excited to represent the community she grew up in. Prior to becoming a Legislative Deputy, Dominique served as an Area Representative for the Mission Hills and Lake View Terrace communities. She also served CD7 as a Caseworker for…

Eve Sinclair
AREA DIRECTOR

Eve is the Area Director for Lake View Terrace, Sunland-Tujunga, Shadow Hills, and La Tuna Canyon. She handles constituent calls, builds community relationships, and also works on Homelessness, Transportation, and Disaster Preparedness issues. She worked in the private sector for 15 years, for companies such as Equifax, Clear Channel, and Ecoproducts. She then changed career…

Juan Solorio, Jr
SYLMAR AREA DIRECTOR

Juan serves as the Sylmar Area Director for Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. His goal is to connect different stakeholders in order to increase community engagement and civic awareness. Prior to joining the Council District Seven, Juan graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor Degree in Political Science. At CSULB, Juan held multiple positions…