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CEC is committed to creating a more resilient and just region in the face of climate change. Through our work with the Central Coast Climate Justice Network and elsewhere, our vision includes an end to racial injustices and their resulting environmental inequities.

Ivette Peralta

Board Member
Ivette Peralta

Ivette Peralta is the Education Program Manager for Planned Parenthood California Central Coast (PPCCC), where she trains PPCCC’s Promotorxs team (health peer-educators) and coordinates their efforts in North County. She moved to Santa Maria five years ago and holds a B.A. in Journalism from California State University, Fresno. Previously, she worked for Univision Costa Central as a creative content producer and at Lee Central Coast Newspapers as a bilingual reporter and producer for Santa Maria Times en Español. She also co-produced the Spanish local radio show, “Mejorando,” which focused on promoting health and well-being in the Latinx community. She is the former Chair of the Santa Barbara County Commission for Women and currently serves as Vice-Chair representing the 5th District. Ivette is also active in the community and is a part of the Santa Maria Valley Women’s March Committee, the Latino Legacy Awards Planning Committee, and a founding member of Toastmasters Valle de Santa María. 

Some of her community involvement includes being part of the Santa Maria Valley Women’s March Committee, the Latino Legacy Awards Planning Committee, and a founding member of Toastmasters Valle de Santa María. She is the former Chair of the Santa Barbara County Commission for Women and currently serves as Vice-Chair representing the 5th District. Ivette is also a former Community Representative for CommUnify Policy Parent Council Committee.

She is a hiking and biking enthusiast and enjoys spending time with family and friends. One of her favorite grounding activities is taking long walks by the beach along with her partner.

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