PACE, Associate Director
Before joining the PACE team, Daisy Gonzales worked as a Budget Consultant for the California State Assembly Budget Committee. As a Budget Consultant she was responsible for budget oversight of $11.2 billion in state and federal funds and negotiating the State Assembly’s funding priorities for 45 state departments, boards and commissions. Daisy is also a former dual-immersion teacher in the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District and education consultant with an expertise in foster youth and bridge programs for first generation college students. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an M.A. in Sociology from UCSB, and a B.A. in Public Policy from Mills College. Her academic expertise is in state-level policymaking and implementation, with a particular focus on program evaluation and stakeholder engagement. To contact Daisy, email email@example.com or call (650) 724-2834.