Former State Representative (WA-11)
2001: Leadership Academy for Elected Officials
Philippine born; was the first Filipina American to serve in the Washington State Legislature (1992-2004). Among her many accomplishments during that time was the passage of the anti-human trafficking legislation, making the State of Washington the first state in the nation to make human trafficking illegal. She also authored legislation that created a Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Trade Policy.
As a former labor organizer, Veloria has a demonstrated track record of successfully educating the broader community on important working family issues and lobbying for passage of legislation to support families. She is a skilled leader, adept at motivating and mentoring a multicultural workforce to become aware of their potentials. Her passions are sharing knowledge and information, while working with people to empower themselves.
Government liaison; political strategies and community organizing;
Instructor - Political empowerment: Process and Strategies