Benjamín Ibarra is the Equitable Communications Manager in the Office of Racial Equity & Belonging. A San Francisco native, he is no stranger to riding public transportation through The City and its diverse neighborhoods. Benjamín has worked diligently as a public servant for almost two decades, having worked with University of California Admissions, the Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco Public Library, and San Francisco Public Works before joining the SFMTA.
A child of Mexican immigrants, and now a father of three, Benjamín makes his children's educational experiences a point of emphasis for Diversity and Equity. He co-founded an outdoor educational preschool cooperative for families of color working to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. He is also on the Board of Directors for Horizons at San Francisco Friends School, an educational summer program for children from the Mission district. Benjamín is always looking for ways to help the community move forward.
Benjamín is a graduate of UC Davis with degrees in Political Science and Chicana/o Studies, and a graduate of the Coro Northern California Fellowship in Public Affairs. When not driving his kids around to activities, he likes to watch Giants baseball, play soccer, and tries to finish the day's crossword puzzle.