Meet the Advocacy Team

Edgar S. Zazueta, Ed.D.
Senior Director of Policy and Governmental Relations

Edgar Zazueta currently serves as the Senior Director of Policy and Government Relations for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). In this role, he oversees the advocacy efforts in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. on behalf of the largest umbrella administrator organization in the United States. Zazueta joined the organization in 2015. Read full bio

Laura Preston
Legislative Advocate

Laura Preston joined the Association of California School Administrators in 2000 after 9 1/2 years of public education lobbying for the California School Boards Association. Laura is highly regarded for her expertise on school facilities and school governance. Among the issues Laura works on for ACSA include legislation, credentialing, employee-employer relations, school safety, school facilities, and governance. Read full bio

Iván Carrillo
Legislative Advocate

Iván Carrillo has worked in advocacy and policy making since 2009. Iván entered the Legislature through the prestigious Assembly Fellows program. During his seven years in the Legislature, Iván secured funding, advanced policies, and created programs to support students and educators. Through his experience working in both Capitol and district legislative offices, Iván developed a unique and valuable perspective of how to intersect grassroots advocacy and policy making to create change. Iván works on issues such as pensions, student attendance and truancy, Adult Education, alternatives to discipline, and alternative education among others. Read full bio

ACSA Legislative Advocate Serette Kaminski.

Serette Kaminski
Legislative Advocate

Serette Kaminski joined ACSA in 2021. Serette has worked on education policy since 2011 and brings a wide range of state, national and international expertise from both the labor and management perspective. Prior to joining ACSA’s team, Serette led teacher and administrator recruitment and support efforts for the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association and also worked at a national teachers’ union. Her ACSA issue areas include educator recruitment and retention, charter schools, juvenile justice, adult education and mental health. Read full bio

Diana Vu
Legislative Advocate

Diana Vu joined ACSA in 2020. Diana has worked in both the Assembly and Senate in a variety of positions, including policy consultant and legislative director. She has a broad range of experience with California government having represented many parts of the state, including the Central Valley, the Bay Area, the Central Coast, and Southern California. Through this work, Diana has become skilled at navigating the complexities of the legislative process and the impact legislation can have on the varying regions of the state. Read full bio

Suzanne Caffrey
Member Advocacy and Engagement Coordinator

Kristy Tchamourian
Legislative Assistant

Meet the Advocacy Team