Strathcona–Sherwood Park MLA Estefania Cortes-Vargas has worked as an educational assistant for the Edmonton Public School Board for over four years. MLA Cortes-Vargas was enrolled in the Social Work Program at MacEwan University. The member also has experience as a facilitator with the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative.
MLA Cortes-Vargas serves as deputy chair of the Special Standing Committee on Members' Services and as a member of the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee. MLA Cortes-Vargas was named Government Caucus Whip on March 8, 2016.
She lives in Strathcona County.