Meet the 2021 Boards and Commissions Fellowship Mentors


Marisela Pesina

Headshot of Marisela Pesina

Marisela Pesina is from Caldwell, Idaho. She is the current Chair of the Caldwell School Board. A gift she possesses is the strong desire to see the increase of diversity in our local boards and commissions.  She says, “I feel all communities need to be represented when decisions that affect them are being made.” Additionally, she feels strongly that accepting the LGBTQ+ community is a gift she holds dear to my heart. She has the talent of making friends easily. She is fully bilingual and is adept at translating and interpreting between English and Spanish. What she hopes for her time mentoring a CVI Fellow: “I hope to be able to mentor individuals by inspiring them to be the voice of the underrepresented.”