Maritessa Bravo Ares
Senior Community Engagement Officer
Beneficial State Foundation
Maritessa Bravo Ares is the Senior Community Engagement Officer at Beneficial State Foundation, an organization that aspires to build and advance a socially-responsible financial model that transforms the banking industry. Previously, Maritessa was a Program Associate at Green For All and a Legislative Analyst with the California School Boards Association. In her spare time, Maritessa mentors young people through the East Bay College Fund and LEAD Filipino. She is also the former Chair of the City of Berkeley’s Commission on the Status of Women and is active with the California Democratic Party. Maritessa received her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and remains an active alumna, having served on the Board of Directors of the California Alumni Association.