Communications Director & Strategist
Donald served as Congressman Garamendi’s Communications Director for eight years, where he helped coordinate the Congressman’s message and priorities. He first joined Garamendi’s staff in 2009 when Garamendi was California’s Lieutenant Governor. He was elevated to Communications Director upon the beginning of Garamendi’s first Congressional term. Previously, Donald served as Deputy Communications Director in the offices of Speaker Fabian Nunez and Speaker Karen Bass. He is the former president of East Bay Young Democrats and currently serves as the Chair of the Berkeley Transportation Commission and as an Associate Member of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee.
Donald attended the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in Political Science. While there, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Political Review, Berkeley’s only non-partisan political magazine. As a student, Donald interned for or worked at the ACLU of Northern California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, and a public-interest environmental law firm.