Our Team

Photo of Alejandra St. GuillenAlejandra St. Guillen, Director

Alejandra St. Guillen was appointed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh in 2014 as the Interim Director of the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians with the mandate to strengthen the ability of residents from diverse cultural and linguistic communities to fully participate in the social, economic, cultural and civic life of the city.

In her three years as Executive Director of ¿Oiste?, Latino Civic and Political Organization, Alejandra collaborated with state legislators and other governmental officials in the development and promotion of Public Policy initiatives that have directly impacted the Latino community in Massachusetts, that include Education Reform, Economic Justice Policy and Electoral Reform.

Alejandra has demonstrated a strong commitment to social justice, and has worked tirelessly as an educator, community organizer, and non-profit leader. She led a statewide coalition in demanding a fair and broad state Redistricting process in 2011 that resulted in the creation of twice as many minority-majority seats in the House and the Senate.

Born and raised in Mission Hill, Alejandra is a graduate of the Boston Latin School and a City Year alumnus. Alejandra began her career in education, first as a teacher for 4 years in New York City and Boston and then in the non-profit sector working to promote educational access opportunities for city youth. She holds a B.A. in Economics and African-American Studies from Wesleyan University and a Master in Education from the City College of New York.

Mayra Canetti, Executive Assistant

Mayra is the Executive Assistant/Office Manager. Since the inception of MONB, she has seen to the proper functioning of the office on a daily basis. She offers an inexhaustible pool of information and is always ready to lend a hand.  Mayra also acts as the Personnel Officer as well as the Budget Coordinator for MONB. She is a native of Puerto Rico, a native speaker of Spanish, and has resided in Boston for over twenty-five years.

Agnes Chang, Resource Development Manager

As Resource Development Manager, Agnes is responsible for collecting and developing relevant resources for New Bostonians in the city, creates the annual Newsletter and the Annual Report, and assists with the New Bostonians Summit and We Are Boston Gala. Agnes is originally from Hong Kong and has been a resident of Boston for over twenty years. She is proficient in Cantonese, Shanghainese, and Mandarin.

An H. Le, Community and Policy Affairs Advocacy Coordinator

As the Community and Public Affairs Advocacy Coordinator, An assists with individual constituents and community-based organizations to ensure that New Bostonians have access to city and community services. He works with city departments and other agencies to develop initiatives that encourage New Bostonians to fully participate in the economic, civic and social life of Boston. He engages in systems advocacy by monitoring policies that affect Boston's diverse communities. He also coordinates the Immigration Advice Clinics. An is a native speaker of Vietnamese.

Courtney Snegroff, Policy Advisor

Biography forthcoming.

Office Information

Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on weekdays
Tel: 617-635-2980
Fax: 617-635-4540
Location: Room 803, 8th floor, Boston City Hall

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Videos & Multimedia »

  • USCIS Expanded Partnership Agreement
    Mayor Walsh joins U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez, to sign a letter of agreement to expand its partnership to strengthen citizenship education and awareness efforts in Boston.Watch Video »
  • DACA & DAPA Press Conference
    Mayor Walsh holds a press conference at Faneuil Hall in support of the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as well as the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program. Watch Video »

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