Expanding opportunities in America’s cities
Cecilia Muñoz, trustee, The Kresge Foundation

Cecilia Muñoz

Vice President of Policy and Technology, New America

Cecilia Muñoz is vice president of policy and technology and director of the national network at New America, a think tank and civic enterprise committed to renewing American politics, prosperity and purpose in the Digital Age.

Previously she was the director of the Domestic Policy Council under President Barack Obama from 2012 until 2017, and also served as the White House director of Intergovernmental Affairs.  Muñoz is the daughter of immigrants from Bolivia.

Prior to her work in government, she was senior vice president for the Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation at the National Council of La Raza, the nation’s largest Hispanic policy and advocacy organization. Muñoz was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2000 for her work on immigration and civil rights, and has served on the boards of the National Immigration Forum, the Open Society Institute and the Atlantic Philanthropies.

A native of Detroit, she earned bachelor’s degrees in Latin American studies and English from the University of Michigan and earned a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

She joined The Kresge Foundation Board of Trustees in 2017.