CALEXICO — Former Assemblywoman Denise Moreno Ducheny guest lectured Tuesday at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus.
Ducheny was in the Valley as a presidential fellow of SDSU. Among her duties as a presidential fellow are to lecture at the university.
This was her first trip to the Calexico campus as a presidential fellow to guest lecture.
Ducheny spoke to Professor Dana Murphy's public administration class about her experiences as an assemblywoman and shared her knowledge of the legislative process.
"I think it's great to have her as a guest lecturer," said Gilbert Ramirez, a student in the class.
Ramirez was one of a few students who stayed after class to talk further with Ducheny.
Ducheny explained the budget process in California and the role local governments play in the decision-making process.
"It's all about priorities," said Ducheny of the budget, adding the budget is the state's most important policy document.