Cecilia Muñoz

Cecilia Muñoz served as assistant to the president and director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House for five years; she joined President Obama’s White House staff in January 2009 as President Obama’s director of intergovernmental affairs, and became the Domestic Policy Council’s director in January 2012.

Prior to her work in government, she served for 20 years at the National Council of La Raza, the nation’s largest Hispanic policy and advocacy organization, where she was senior vice president for the Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation, overseeing policy analysis and advocacy work on a range of issues including economic mobility, housing, employment, civil rights, health, and farmworker issues. Her main area of expertise is immigration policy.

She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2000 for her work on immigration and civil rights, and has served on the boards of the National Immigration Forum, the Open Society Foundations, and the Atlantic Philanthropies.