Lizárraga served as a senior advisor to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi before being nominated by President Joseph Biden to become an SEC commissioner. He was sworn in as a commissioner on July 18, 2022.
While working for Speaker Pelosi, Lizárraga dealt with issues related to financial markets, small business, housing, international finance and immigration.
Lizárraga previously served at the U.S. the Securities and Exchange Commission and was a presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He also served on the Democratic staff of the House Financial Services Committee.
Lizárraga earned a bachelor’s degree with high honors from the University of California San Diego and a master's degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.
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