|Born:||September 15, 1976 (age 44)|
|Career:||U.S. House of Representatives, 2017-present|
|Education:||B.A., University of California, Los Angeles|
J.D., University of Southern California
Nanette Diaz Barragán assumed office in the U.S. House of Representatives for California's 44th District in January 2017.
Barragán was born September 15, 1976 in Harbor City, California. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in public policy from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2000 and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California in 2005.
During her undergraduate program and until 2003, Barragán served as the executive director of the Gillian S. Fuller Foundation. She began her political career in the Office of Public Liaison for the Clinton Administration, then volunteered for federal and local candidates while serving on the board of the L.A. County Young Democrats prior to attending law school. After law school, she served as an extern to Justice Carlos Moreno at the California Supreme Court in 2003, at the Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation in 2004, and at the United States Attorney's Office, Central District of California in 2005. She began private practice as an attorney at Latham & Watkins, LLP. In 2012, she took a leave of absence to work on President Barack Obama's campaign. Following the campaign, she was elected to the Hermosa Beach City Council, the first Latina elected to the council.
For information on Barragán's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.