Migdalia Loyola Meléndez
Deputy Chief of Staff for Public EngagementCompany: State of Minnesota
Role: DIB Presenter
Diversity Insights Breakfast:
Creating One Minnesota with Governor Tim Walz
Migdalia Loyola Meléndez, Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Engagement
Migdalia Loyola has over 20 years of experience in various community settings, where her work has focused on social justice and equity initiatives. She currently leads the efforts of the Office of Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan to incorporate the voices and experiences of Minnesotans from all backgrounds into government. Most recently she served as VP of Education and Outreach at Planned Parenthood. During her tenure at Planned Parenthood she worked on several culturally responsive and health equity initiatives serving both urban and rural communities, as well as Native American, LGBTQ, and immigrant and refugee communities. Previously, she worked at the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN managing healthy eating and tobacco control projects within high priority populations. She also has had experience working in nonprofits addressing domestic violence, sexual violence and HIV prevention.