Michael Villanueva joined the Shaw Yoder Antwih Schmelzer & Lange as a Legislative Aide in 2021. Prior to joining, he held a Legislative Intern position at Cruz Strategies.

He also worked in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) industry within both the private and public sectors, including development of online filing services for Trademark or Service Mark registrations during his tenure at the Secretary of State’s business process automation unit.

A proud Sacramento native, Michael’s career in the advocacy space first began in 2018 while volunteering for political campaigns when working toward his degree. Graduating with honors from California State University, Sacramento, Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In his free time, Michael enjoys the comfort of his Sacramento home and spending time with his cat.