Service Area: Immigrant and Refugee Support

Angel Rubi Navarijo

  • Constituent Services Coordinator
  • He / Him

Passionate about improving government services, implementing efficient government policy, and listening to those who feel unheard, Angel is committed to removing barriers for people who have been historically under-resourced. His previous position as Constituent Advocate and Community Liaison for State Senator Mike Simmons provided him with a wide range of experience in inter/intra- governmental affairs and policy development.

You can catch Angel working out at his local park, at the gym, walking, or getting something to eat at a local business! 

Areas of Specialization

  • Inter- and Intra- Governmental Affairs
  • State and Federal government resources
  • Immigration resources
  • Department of Streets and Sanitation
  • Department of Finance
  • City Clerks Office

Professional Memberships, Volunteer Work

  • Deputy Political Director at Young Dems of Chicago
  • Loyola Latino Alumni Board
  • Serving people with a mission- Board Member
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Alumni Association


  • A.A Social and Behavioral Sciences, B.A (in progress)
  • Political Science and Global Studies

Pooja Ravindran

  • Chief of Staff
  • They / Them

Pooja has been with the 40th Ward Office since January 2021 and was the Director of Constituent Services prior to being the Chief of Staff. They have a great interest in making sure government serves the interest of ALL people, especially those who have been minoritized and continue to face repression.

Pooja was in the solar industry for many years before pivoting into government, and has extensive experience with program development, management and strategic planning. Catch them farming, cooking or trying to start yet another book club during non work hours!

Areas of Specialization

  • Operations
  • Inter- and Intra- Governmental Affairs
  • Family and Support Services
  • Older Adult resources
  • Direct services resources
  • Public Health
  • Workforce Development
  • Internships/Hiring

Special Interests

Environmental justice, agricultural production passions