Our Staff


Luis Carrizales, M.S.W.

Chief of Staff

Luis Carrizales serves as the Chief of Staff for the office of Representative Ramirez. He has a Master’s in Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago with a concentration in Community Health and Urban Development. Luis has over a decade of experience working in non profit organizations, community organizing, and policy advocacy at the city, county, and state levels. He is passionate about racial and economic justice with a special focus on community safety, justice system transformation, income inequality, and anti-racism. 


Wendy Rodriguez

Outreach Director

Wendy Rodriguez is the Outreach Director for both the office of Representative Ramirez and Senator Aquino. Wendy graduated from Middlebury College with a Bachelor's degree in International Studies with focus on Western European politics. She obtained a Master’s of Education from DePaul University and is fluent in Spanish and French. A former educator, Wendy has worked in various industries and roles, most recently transitioning to government work, first leading our constituent services before transitioning to outreach. Wendy is a lifelong resident of Humboldt Park.

Brenda Guardado

Constituent Services and Administrative Coordinator

Brenda Guardado recently joined the office of Representative Ramirez as the Constituent Services & Administrative Coordinator. She is currently pursuing a degree in Social Work, with a focus in Communications. Most of her professional experience is as a Business Manager & Event Coordinator, where she has worked with and led many diverse teams.