Confidential Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff
Lauren Cazares serves as the Director of Scheduling and Administration for Mayor Todd Gloria and previously served as the Confidential Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff in the same administration. Prior to these roles, she ran Colin Parent’s successful 2020 re-election campaign to the La Mesa City Council, professionally fundraised with Kamiab Solutions for ballot measures and Sean Elo-Rivera’s 2020 San Diego City Council campaign, and helped coordinate volunteers for Todd Gloria’s 2020 mayoral campaign. Outside of government & politics, Lauren was the National Program Manager for WIT: Whatever it Takes! a non-profit focused on youth entrepreneurship and a Guest Professor at the UC San Diego Extension. Lauren is a life-long resident of the City of La Mesa in East County San Diego, where her passion for politics and advocacy began in her teen years. This blossomed while earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science & Women’s Studies at Point Loma Nazarene University. There, she founded Loma After Dark and served on the Board of the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society and the ASB Campus Activities Board. During her free time, you can find Lauren petsitting, coordinating weddings, organizing on boards and committees at Normal Heights United, mentoring MBA students at PLNU, or traveling to Boston to spend time with her long-distance partner, Claire.