Janira Garcia works with our leadership development programs, such as Excellence in Government Fellows, Preparing to Lead and Delivering Outcomes with Communities. Before coming to the Partnership, Janira’s interests took her to Uganda, where she led field research studying local female political engagement practices. She also worked with parliamentary members, university administrators and student government leaders to host a training to promote civic engagement opportunities among college students. During her time at the Partnership, Janira has supported our customized efforts in local communities, which works to fortify relationships among local and federal partners in tribal, urban and rural areas. Janira’s favorite public servant is Julian Castro, former mayor of her much beloved San Antonio, Texas.