Diversity and Inclusion Committee


WCSA’s newly formed Diversity and Inclusion Committee is excited to work alongside other WCSA members and Congressional Staff organizations to further diversity and inclusion within WCSA on and off Capitol Hill. One of the committee’s main goals for this year is to ensure that WCSA is working to foster an inclusive environment within and on Capitol Hill. We hope to accomplish this by working collaboratively to plan panels, networking events, and other programming focused on women and diversity. 

Want to get more involved?  Email Ivelisse Porroa or Nandini Narayan if you have any questions or comments about the committee and upcoming year.

Co-Chairs: Ivelisse Porroa and Nandini Narayan

Ivelisse Porroa-Garcia serves as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., who represents California’s 36th District and is a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Ivelisse handles his Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee work and manages his policy efforts on the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, veterans’ toxic exposure, environmental justice, women’s health, and gun violence prevention. She is also the Congressman’s liaison with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and manages his Congressional Burn Pits Caucus. Prior to joining Team Ruiz, she worked for Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA).  Ivelisse was born and raised in Lima, Peru, where she studied law at Universidad de Lima before moving to the United States. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. During her free time, you can find her painting floral abstracts or playing with her Bengal cat, Kashi.

Nandini Narayan has been a Legislative Assistant/D.C. Scheduler for Congressman TJ Cox (CA-21) since March of 2019. Her assigned portfolio includes immigration, defense, veterans’ affairs, small business, technology, law enforcement and many others. In the 115th Congress she worked for Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17) in many different capacities. She started her congressional career in Rep. Khanna’s district office before she even graduated from California State University, East Bay with a double major in Biochemistry and Business Administration. Working for a Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) member has always been a big priority for her. In her spare time Nandini likes to tutor, bake, paint, work on puzzles and watch the 49ers win!

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