- CCiudadano. Articulación y Construcción de lo Público (CIESAS, Mexico City), search committee for director, 2016
- Be Foundation – Derecho a la Identidad (Mexico City), Advisory Committee, since 2014
- California Civic Engagement Project, Center for Regional Change, UC Davis, Advisory Committee since 2012
- Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California, (CCREC), Fellow since 2010, Advisory Board since 2013
- Community Agro-Ecology Network, Santa Cruz, CA. Member of the Board of Directors since 2009
- Institute for Food and Development Policy, Oakland, CA, Fellow
- FUNDAR, Centro de Análisis e Investigación, Mexico City. Member of the Board of Directors since 2006, executive committee since 2015
- Binational Center for Indigenous Oaxacan Development, Fresno, CA. Advisor since 2000.
- Frente Indígena de Organizaciones Binacionales, California and Oaxaca. Advisor since 1998
- Founding member, International Expert Panel, Independent Reporting Mechanism, Open Government Partnership, 2012-2016
- Oxfam America, Member of the Board of Directors, 2006-2016
- Central Coast region of United Long Term Care Workers (ULTCW-SEIU) – co-led partnership to organize teams of student interns to learning and practice community-based worker organizing (2010-2012).
- Bank Information Center, Washington, DC. Member of the board of directors from 1998 to 2008. Board chair from 2000 to 2008.
- International Relations Center, Silver City, NM. Member of the Board of Directors from 2001 to 2006.
- Pesticide Action Network, San Francisco. Member of the Board of Directors from 1996 to 2003.
- Trasparencia, S.C., Oaxaca. Research advisor from 1995 to 2005.