Lizette Mata is the Deputy Secretary of State of Operations at California’s Secretary of State.

In her prior capacities, she has managed special projects and campaigns to increase outreach and education of policies and programs like the 2020 census, California’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), licenses for the undocumented community (AB 60), and the statewide higher education partnership at the California Secretary of State’s office – known as the California Students Vote Project. She has worked in the Secretary of State’s office since 2013. Lizette also serves on the Executive Committee for the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition.

Lizette’s professional career also includes work at the California Center for Civic Participation.  She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Sacramento County Fair and has also served as Secretary for the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project.  In addition, she was Director of Communications and Founding Board Member of the Latinx Young Democrats of Sacramento County and ex officio representative for a member of the California Museum Board of Trustees.  She graduated from UC Davis.

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