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Celida Garcia Lopez

Chief of Staff

In her capacity as Chief of Staff, Celida is responsible for overseeing all operations of Councilmember Esparza’s Office.

Celida holds extensive experience, having worked for the City of Fresno since 2019. Celida began her career working for the District One Office of Councilmember Esmeralda Soria where she served as Deputy Chief of Staff prior to joining Councilmember Esparza’s Office in late 2022.

Celida was born and raised in Fresno and is a proud alumnus of Edison High School. Additionally, Celida holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Criminology from California State University, Fresno. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree of Public Administration at California State University, Fresno.

In her free time Celida enjoys attending concerts, traveling, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.

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David Vazquez

Deputy Chief of Staff

In his capacity as Deputy Chief of Staff, David manages the Councilmember’s schedule, leads community events, assists with constituent services, and performs policy research for Councilmember Esparza’s Office.

David began his career working for the Office of Community and Economic Development at CSU Fresno where his work focused on grant planning, implementation, and reporting. David holds extensive experience, having worked for the City of Fresno in constituent services prior to joining Councilmember Esparza’s Office in early 2019.

David was raised in Fresno and is a proud alumnus of Sunnyside High School. Additionally, David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from CSU Fresno.

In his free time David enjoys hiking, playing recreational sports, and spending time with his spouse and son.

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Omar Hernandez

Field Representative

In his role as Field Representative, Omar focuses on community outreach, special projects, and event planning for Councilmember Nelson Esparza’s Office.

Omar began his public service career while attending California State University, Fresno. He participated as an Agricultural Ambassador providing farm tours, recruitment, and special projects. Among those special projects he assisted with the California Future Farmers of America (FFA) State Conference Committee and volunteered at multiple FFA field days held on campus. In 2019, Omar was elected to serve as the President and CEO of the Associated Students Incorporated where he had the privilege of serving the 25,000 students at Fresno State. During his term he fought to protect students on more than 40 campus boards and fought to secure resources for students impacted by the pandemic.

Omar was born and raised in Fresno County and is an alumnus of Riverdale High School. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science emphasizing in Livestock Business Management.

In his free time Omar enjoys traveling, exercising, reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends.


Diana Gallardo

Council Assistant

In her capacity as Council Assistant, Diana manages the Councilmember’s schedule, executes special projects, and performs community outreach for Councilmember Esparza’s Office.

Diana comes with 3 years of experience working for the City of Fresno having begun her career serving within the office of former Councilmember Esmeralda Soria.

Diana was born and raised in the City of Fresno and is a proud alumna of Central High School East. Additionally, Diana holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Fresno.

In her free time, Diana enjoys reading, listening to Taylor Swift, and baking.

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Eduardo Gonzalez

Constituent Services Assistant

Eduardo is a Smittcamp Family Honors College student at Fresno State where he studies Political Science and Criminology.

Eduardo is a Central Valley native having graduated from Riverdale High School. He spends a lot of time working with his hometown community providing higher education outreach services. He hopes to continue giving back to his community by pursuing a career in public policy or law.

In his free time Eduardo enjoys being in the outdoors, running, and reading a good book!


Navdeep Kaur

Constituent Services Assistant

In her capacity as Constituent Services Assistant, Navdeep monitors direct communication with constituents to ensure that all requests are appropriately addressed.

Her journey includes an impactful role as a student ambassador at Clovis Community College, shaping the beginning of students’ higher education journeys and engaging in community outreach events. Navdeep further enhanced her skills through her work with the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office, providing legal assistance to prosecutors. Navdeep aspires to pursue a legal career and help make a positive impact for underserved communities.

Navdeep obtained two associate degrees in Political Science and Administration of Justice from Clovis Community College before transferring to Fresno State to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

In her free time, Navdeep enjoys going on walks and watching new tv shows!