Patricia Gonzales is Senior Vice President of the William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI). WCVI, founded in 1985, is a national Latino public policy and research organization.
Patricia joined WCVI in 2006. Previously, she worked with Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, a non-partisan voter mobilization entity for 9 years, first in field administration then as Chief of Staff and National Director of Development.
Through her leadership, WCVI has expanded advocacy efforts in San Antonio and Texas. She works to advance WCVI's mission through coalition building around issues such as clean energy, green jobs, immigrant justice, and the failed war on drugs.
Patricia has been recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as a rising "40 Under 40" star.
A graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word, Patricia holds her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Banking and Finance.