An active and determined leader of his community both culturally and politically, Mark Villasenor has been an engaged member of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, a sovereign tribe of Los Angeles County, for his adult life. He is the descendent of lineages/villages of Ta’apu, Tapo Canyon, Siutcanga, the village at Encino, and Chaguayanga, a village in Santa Clarita Valley. As a current Tribal Senator for his tribe, Mark collaborates with Federal, State and local municipalities, as well as other sovereign nations, in efforts to better his tribe.
To better accomplish financial, political, or cultural objectives for his tribal community, he graduated with a B.S. Business Administration with a focus in Global Supply Chain Management from California State University, Northridge. Since 2010, he has worked for the United States Census, Tribal non-profits, and Tribal Governments in various capacities.