Carla Collins

Carla Collins


Trustee Area #3 (See map)

Term Expires: December 2024

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Phone: 408-535-6078


A San José native, Carla Collins graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Philosophy and a special emphasis in Ethnic Studies. Carla currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy, part of the Equity and Social Justice Division of the Office of the County Executive. In this role she oversees strategic initiatives to increase civic engagement while ensuring that local government brings a gender lens to policy and decision making, builds the pipeline for women and girls’ leadership, and demands equity. For over 16 years Carla has trained and facilitated dialogues on prejudice reduction, civil liberties, and human rights, fostering community collaboration and bridging community to government.

Carla was appointed to the San José Unified Board of Education in January 2019 and is committed to each of the nine schools in Area 3. With her husband, Scott, she is proud to be raising three vibrant, bilingual children to be strong, active members of the community, all of whom attend San José Unified Schools.

Schools Represented

Committee Involvement

  • Metropolitan Education District Governing Board, Alternate
  • Budget Advisory Committee, Alternate
  • Standing Advisory Committee on the Voluntary Integration Plan, Representative
  • District Audit Committee, Representative
  • Advisory Committee on Use of SJPD Officers, Representative


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