An alumna of the Women’s Policy Institute, Dr. Garcia Montaño is a women’s issues and education advocate as well as an academic. She teaches Chicana literature and oversees doctoral research while remaining connected to policy and issues of social justice. Academically, her research interests focus on Latinas in American politics both as candidates and advocates. Socially, she seeks to connect women leaders throughout the state on social justice policy.
She holds a doctorate in education, and her background includes experience in the non-profit sector, college access for under-represented students, higher education administration, and work on behalf of medically underserved communities nationwide.
A Valley girl, a Bruin, and a Trojan, she is committed to connecting all Los Angeles communities to local government and is an ardent Dodger fan.
Dr. Montaño was appointed to the Commission by and represents the Third Supervisorial District.