Nora Vargas is the Vice President of Community Engagement for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest and was recently appointed to the Southwestern College Governing Board. Nora serves on the Boards of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), the Parent Institute for Quality Education, and the San Diego Planned Parenthood Action Fund. In addition she is a Senate Pro Temp appointee to the Dental Board of California. Nora is an accomplished public affairs and political management professional, with over fourteen years of experience working with government entities, NGO’s, foundations, corporations, grasstops and grassroots organizing. Nora is a graduate of the University of San Francisco, has completed graduate work in both Public Administration and Latin American Studies at San Diego State University, and obtained her master’s degree from Claremont Graduate University.