Alicia Fernandez is currently a Senior Special Agent supervising a team of Special Agents that conduct internal affairs investigations. With over 30 years of experience working for the State of California, she understands the intricacies and has direct knowledge and experience in the following areas: internal affairs investigations, fraud and background investigations, auditing, budgeting, procurement, contracting, educational fiscal services, project management, and investment operations.
She is a first generation Mexican-American, raised in a Delta farming community. She is bilingual and multicultural with a passion for equity in education for all children. She has been a School Board Trustee for the past 14 years, and was the first Hispanic School Board Trustee elected, even though the district’s student population was 50% Hispanic. Prior to becoming a School Board Trustee, when the local elementary school was closed, she became a founding member of a charter school in order to provide education to the community children, which consisted of a large percentage of English learners and/or socioeconomically challenged students. This was the first charter school in Yolo County.
She has recently been involved in redrawing the district trustee boundary areas which required reviewing the latest census data, associated mapping, and relevant Education Code language.
She received her Bachelor of Science and Master in Business Administration degrees from CSU, Sacramento.
She is registered with the Republican party.