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Meghan Carvalho is a Campaign Strategist and Political Director at J&Z Strategies.


A seasoned strategist, Carvalho's scope of work ranges from spearheading client political outreach and campaign management to assisting client's with their day-to-day operations, as well as helping with the firm's media production, direct mail and digital advertising, along with research and strategic communications efforts.


Carvalho has an extensive background in California politics, having worked on dozens of campaigns in all corners of the Golden State, including for political races at the local, state and federal level. A pro-labor progressive, she previously worked for labor powerhouse Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - United Healthcare Workers (UHW) -- a local with a substantial 150,000 members -- where she helped shape and lead organizing efforts around member priorities, local and state ballot measures as well as candidate specific political campaigns. There, Carvalho built deep relationships throughout all of SEIU and the broader California labor movement as a result of her coalition building efforts around shared working families campaigns. She also previously worked at a California based political consulting and communications firm where she honed her skills in communications, political strategy, and campaign consulting.


Notably, Carvalho enjoys creating innovative communications campaigns tailored to unique candidates and causes in order to push a progressive agenda.  Meghan is a UCLA alumna, and in her free time, you can find her cheering on the Bruins at the Rose Bowl.