Frank Figueroa

Coachella City Council

Winner!

Frank will be the first out LGBTQ+ person to serve on the Coachella City Council!

Biography

A native of Coachella, Frank is the proud son and grandson of farmworkers and has dedicated his life to service and education. Frank grew up in Coachella and attended local schools, graduating from Coachella Valley High School. His family instilled the value of obtaining an education, and he became the first in his family to attend college. After attending the College of the Desert where he earned his associates in political science, Frank then transferred to the University of California, Riverside where he earned his dual bachelor’s degree in political science & Latin American studies. Dedicated to making an impact in his community and in the field of Latino educational attainment, he focused his doctoral work on Latino Males and their attainment of higher education.

Frank has proudly served the University of California for over 8 years as a Financial Manager. Through his numerous leadership positions at the University, Frank has been an advocate for the University of California Staff community, ensuring equity across all level positions.

In 2015, Frank earned the support of the community that raised him and was elected to the Board of Directors of the Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District as the youngest member on the board. As one of the only OUT elected officials in the Eastern Coachella Valley, Frank serves today as Vice President of the SoCoVal CSD. Aside from serving on this board Frank also serves on the Coachella Planning Commission and on the Board of Directors of Borrego Health.

*University of California for identification purposes only

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