Cheye-Ann Corona is a senior policy and government affairs associate for western states, working on issues related to small dollar and student lending. Cheye-Ann joined our Oakland office from Washington, D.C. where she worked on federal policy reforms ranging from issues related to homeownership, economic inequality, labor, education, and financial services.
Cheye-Ann has dedicated the past 10 years of her career to advocating for public policy reforms that provide economic, political, and social mobility for communities of color. Prior to joining CRL, Cheye-Ann served as a senior legislative assistant to Congressman Al Green, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee. She was also a graduate housing fellow with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute with placements at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. During this time, Cheye-Ann published a policy brief in the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy focused on evaluating the Obama-era Promise Zones Initiative on urban revitalization with recommendations to acknowledge demographic shifts, center cultural relevancy, affordable housing and asset-based development.
Cheye-Ann graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.A. in international development studies and a dual Masters’ degree in urban planning and Latin American studies.