Edna was born in Jalisco, Mexico and grew-up in the small danish community of Solvang, CA. Prior to joining the Mayor's Office, Edna was the Downtown Field Deputy for Councilmember Jose Huizar. As field deputy, she led the community outreach efforts surrounding the ABH sites in DTLA. Edna has experience in community organizing and advocacy work and previously worked with AFSCME and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) prior to joining the City. Edna is a graduate of University California, San Diego, where she earned a B.A. in Communications and International Studies with a focus in Political Science.