Estefania Cortes-Vargas

Estefania Cortes-Vargas was first elected on May 5th, 2015 as the MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park.  Estefania currently serves the as the Government Whip and as Deputy Chair for the Legislature's Special Standing Committee on Member's Services.  Estefania is the youngest person to serve as Government Whip in Alberta's history.

Prior to being elected, Estefania worked as an educational assistant for Edmonton Public Schools for over four years and was enrolled in MacEwan University's social work program.

Estefania's family immigrated to Canada from Columbia when she was just six years old, and made Sherwood Park their new home.  Estefania has been an active volunteer in the community, coaching a tae kwon do program for families with children with disabilities, and supporting nonprofit organizations such as the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative.