Amalia (Maya) De Aztlan co-founded Democratic Women of the Desert. Ms. De Aztlan has been a spokesperson and leader for her community serving as national party convention delegate in 1996, 2000, and 2004, community television and radio talk-show host, and as an educational advisor. She is the founder of the Coachella Valley Mexican American Chamber of Commerce and the Riverside County District Attorney Crime Prevention Foundation. Ms. De Aztlan has served on many boards including American Diabetes Association Desert Chapter, Migrant National Health Task Force, and Martin Luther King Commemoration Committee of the Desert. Ms. De Aztlan received her B.A. from San Diego State University where she also completed graduate work in the field of education. Ms. De Aztlan lives in Bermuda Dunes.