“I feel honored to work at Public Advocates. It’s a privilege to help support such gifted people doing such critical justice work.”
After a brief hiatus, Patty Leal, finance manager, rejoined Public Advocates in 2013. She originally joined Public Advocates in 2008, and has been involved in nonprofit accounting since 1996. She spent 15 years in the telecommunications industry before realizing that her love of numbers could be combined with her passion for justice.
Patty received an M.B.A. in finance from Cal State University, Hayward in 1994. She also has a multiple-subject teaching credential from San Francisco State University and an A.B. in biophysics from UC Berkeley.