Andrés Portella, III

Senior Policy Advisor

Community Member

Andres was born and raised in Sierra Vista where he attended Buena High School. In January 2018, Andrés delivered a TEDx speech in which he shared his experiences with race, identify, and culture. His mother is a 3rd generation Tucsonan, and his father is from Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Since graduating from the University of Arizona, Andres has worked as a DEI consultant, researcher with Southwest Fair Housing Council, and a community organizer. In December, Andres joined Council Member Lane Santa Cruz as her Senior Policy Adviser.