News & Events
Border Breakfast Policy Roundtable
|Event Start Date||Friday, May 25, 2012|
Institute for Peace & Justice, Room I
|Event Start Time||8:30 am - 11:00 am|
The Trans-Border Institute held its annual Border Breakfast Policy Roundtable with this year's guest speaker Escondido Council Member Olga Diaz.
As the first and only Latina on Escondido's City Council, Ms. Diaz spoke in an intimate atmosphere about issues facing her community and the border region.
Olga attended Santa Clara University where she received a Bachelor of Science and Commerce degree in Accounting and was recruited by the prestigious global accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers after graduation. Though Olga was successful in the field of public accounting, she left to support her alma mater by conducting Institutional Research for Santa Clara University.
In 2002 Olga opened Blue Mug Coffee and Tea, which quickly became a local favorite choice for coffee and an Escondido landmark, adding a second location in 2007. After eight years of hard work to create a successful independent coffeehouse, Olga transitioned from small business ownership to academia, working for the department of Institutional Research at Santa Clara University.
Olga is a past board member and special events chair of the Downtown Business Association, a member of the Escondido Charitable Foundation, an active member of the Escondido Sunrise Rotary Club, the Escondido Democratic Club and a member of the CSU San Marcos University President’s Council. She currently serves as the Chair of the Escondido Creek Watershed Alliance and Vice-Chair of the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority.
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