Coda Rayo-Garza has worked in local government as director of policy, zoning and planning for multiple elected officials. Currently working in education, she is a member of the San Antonio Neighborhood Improvements Advisory Committee and a former director of policy and strategic communications at a local nonprofit.

A graduate of the New Leaders Council and a 2018 Political Partner for the Truman National Security Project, Rayo-Garza has been published in the Texas Tribune's TribTalk,, the Rivard Report and The New Leader: A Journal on Policy and Politics. She holds an M.A. in political science from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a B.A. in philosophy from Texas State University.

June 13, 2018

Inclusive Growth and the Happiness Factor

Tracking residents' feelings of well-being can guide cities toward policies that create opportunities for everybody.