Chevelle Newell works as a Field Representative for the Honorable California Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins. In the 78th Assembly District Office, Chevelle manages the constituent management system, resolutions, and proudly represents Speaker Atkins across the 78th district communities. Some of her policy area assignments are higher education, youth, homelessness, and she also leads in any Employment Development Department casework.
Chevelle previously worked at LeSar Development Consultants as a Research Analyst. She provided administrative support to the Campaign to End Homelessness in Downtown San Diego and the philanthropic group Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego. Chevelle was exposed to affordable housing and all its phases of development by the California Coalition for Rural Housing Internship Program where she spent over a year as an Affordable Housing and Real Estate Development Intern at the award-winning Community HousingWorks.
A first generation college student, Chevelle earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development and minor in Communication from U.C. San Diego. There she served on the board of the University of California Student Association (UCSA) as the Campus Action Committee Chair among other student organizations such as the Black Student Union and the Hughes Scholars Program.
Chevelle had humble beginnings on the island of Jamaica and is forever grateful for all her experiences which have led her to this point as a SDLA Fellow. She looks forward to advancing progressive values in San Diego!