Caucus Staff

Working for Texas.
Jaclyn Uresti

Jaclyn Uresti

Jaclyn Uresti is currently the President of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus. She has more than 13 years of legislative and campaign experience in Texas and national politics. She is an alum of two presidential campaigns – serving as the Texas State Director for Hillary for America and Texas senior advisor for Biden for President.

She was recently the Deputy Executive Director of the Texas Future Project, a donor collaborative aimed at building a progressive infrastructure. Jaclyn’s legislative experience includes working for some of the best current and former members of the Texas House, including U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro and State Representative Abel Herrero. Jaclyn is from Corpus Christi, Texas, and an alumni of Texas State University.

Irma Reyes

Irma Reyes

Irma Reyes is the Caucus Director at the Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC). Irma has worked in Texas politics for more than 10 years focusing on legislation, advocacy, organizing, campaigns, and ethics compliance. Irma began her career at the Texas Legislature in 2010 and now has five sessions of legislative experience as well as three cycles of campaign experience including presidential, statewide, congressional, and judicial campaigns.

Prior to joining MALC in 2018, Irma served as the Executive Director of the Texas Association of Consumer Lawyers and oversaw five political action committees and one Super PAC. Irma was born and raised in Eagle Pass, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin.

Tannya Oliva

Tannya Oliva

Tannya Oliva is the Policy and Case Manager at the Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC) and this year’s Moreno/Rangel Legislative Leadership Fellowship Program Director. Tannya also manages digital communications for the caucus. She is an Annie’s List and MALLF alumni. She has worked with different nonprofits that provide direct services to migrants both in Texas and internationally, and was involved in a local winning campaign. Tannya was born and raised in Mexico City and has called Texas her home since 2012. She is an alumni of St. Edward’s University.

Lorraine Garcia

Lorraine Garcia

Lorraine Garcia is from Pampa, TX, a small town in the Texas Panhandle. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2014, she returned to Texas and worked in politics for several years. Currently, she’s set to graduate from Texas A&M School of Law in May 2021.

Natalie Mulin

Natalie Mulin

Natalie Mulin was born and raised in Houston, Texas and studied at St. Edward’s University in Austin where she earned an Environmental Science and Policy degree with a focus in Policy. She has had the privilege to work with the team at the Mexican American Legislative Caucus since 2019, where she has focused on legislative projects, events, public relations, and advocacy.

Nathaniel Ogren

Nathaniel Ogren

Nathaniel Ogren is a first-year sociology student at the University of Texas and an Intern at MALC. Born and raised in Dallas, Nathaniel is passionate about building a more equitable, just, and progressive Texas.