Region IX | Leadership

Miryam Barajas

Regional Communications Director

Miryam Barajas serves as Regional Communications Director for Region IX.

Miryam joined SBA in July 2018 after working for the State of California Water Quality Control Board as an information officer, serving as a spokesperson to local, state and national media on all issues related to water quality, including communicating to rural communities on groundwater contamination.

Prior to that, Miryam worked as executive director to California’s organ donor registry where she implemented the non-profit’s partnership with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Under her leadership, the registry grew from 100,000 registered donors to nearly 8 million, making it the largest in the nation.

Miryam graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a Master of Arts in Political Science, and California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She can be reached at miryam.barajas@sba.gov