Cecilia Muñoz
Director, US Domestic Policy Council, The White House

Cecilia Muñoz is the president’s domestic policy advisor and director of the Domestic Policy Council, which coordinates the domestic policy-making process in the White House. Previously, Muñoz served as deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs. Before joining the Obama administration, Cecilia served as senior vice president for the Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Latino civil rights organization. Her particular area of expertise is immigration policy, which she covered at NCLR for 20 years.  The daughter of immigrants from Bolivia, Muñoz was born in Detroit, Michigan. In June 2000, she was awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship in recognition of her work on immigration and civil rights.  She has received numerous awards and recognitions from various sources, including the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and a variety of local nonprofit organizations. VIEW FULL BIO