Alejandra Enciso Medina
Executive Director
Los Amigos de Guadalupe

Alejandra Enciso Medina, was born in Santa Maria, CA, and raised in Guadalupe, CA. She attended Mary Buren Elementary, Kermit McKenzie Junior High, and Ernest Righetti High School. At Allan Hancock College, She earned her Associates’ Degree in Liberal Arts. Alejandra graduated from California State University Northridge (CSUN), where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Photography. She also has a Family Development Credential from the University of Connecticut.

Alejandra, is first generation born to Mexican immigrant parents. For most of her childhood, her dad worked following the lettuce season from Yuma, Arizona, to Santa Maria, and Salina, California. Her mom cleaned houses. At the age of thirteen, she started working with her mom. Her parents instilled the value of hard work and helping others. This passion has driven her work with families and youth throughout Los Angeles and Santa Barbara County.

For the past fourteen years, she has worked for CommUnify, previously known as the Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County. She worked as Family Service Advocate providing direct case management services to head start families. She was the Lead Bilingual Reproductive Health and Life Skills Educator for youth ages 10 to 21.

Alejandra comes to Los Amigos De Guadalupe with fourteen years in non-profit work, parent/guardian engagement and education, direct services to people of all ages, and well-established partnerships with agencies across Santa Barbara County.

She was a board member for Future Leaders of America, a current Board member of Danza Coaxochilt, and a Trustee for Allan Hancock College representing Guadalupe and central Santa Maria. Her work and board memberships give her experience in grant writing and reporting for awarded grants in multiple levels of government and funders. She has a strong background in education of all folks and young people. She believes in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility for all people.