DIRECTORS

LPPI leverages the wealth of talent, expertise, and commitment to Latino research already underway at UCLA. Sonja Diaz (Luskin School) and Matt Barreto (Division of Social Sciences) co-founded LPPI to address issues of public opinion, representation, and domestic policy through data and facts. LPPI is housed in the Luskin School of Public Affairs under the leadership of Dean Gary M. Segura. LPPI’s policy experts, all distinguished scholars, incubate and champion cutting-edge policy research to inform evidence-based policy making at the state and local levels across the U.S.

Dr. Matt Barreto

Professor, Political Science and Chicana/o Studies

Sonja Diaz, Esq.

Executive Director, Latino Policy & Politics Initiative

Dr. Gary Segura

Dean, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

STAFF

Gabriela Solis

Public Policy Fellow

Celina Avalos

Public Policy Fellow

Julio Mendez-Vargas

Public Policy Fellow

Vianney Gómez

Public Policy Fellow

Irma Castañeda

Public Policy Fellow

Jessie Hernández-Reyes

Public Policy Fellow

Bertha Lucía Calderón Chiñas

Public Policy Fellow

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