Celina was raised by a strong single mother who raised her and her six brothers and sisters in the heart of San Antonio, in House District 121. This is the same district where she is raising her two children and running for office today. Because of her mother’s hard work and sacrifice, Celina got her fair shot: she graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Journalism and became a reporter for Texas Public Radio. Her work led her to establish a nonprofit focused on literacy and education. She currently works for her family-owned small business.
Celina has seen what life is like in HD 121 from many different perspectives, and one thing is clear: people of every walk of life don’t feel like they are getting a fair shot anymore. That’s why she’s running to flip HD 121, and bring some common-sense to the Texas Legislature on healthcare, education and job creation. It’s time to change the face of power in Austin.