LPPI trains emerging leaders to champion equitable policy solutions. Policy fellows are equipped with hands-on mentorship and exposed to real-time policy challenges with the research training necessary to inform evidence-based reforms.

Senior Policy Fellows

Policy Fellows

Former LPPI Policy Fellows

Bryan Wilcox-Archuleta
UCLA PhD, Political Science & MS, Statistics

Bryan’s research shows how local contexts impact political attitudes and behaviors among minority groups living in the U.S.


“I advocate for Latino communities because we were often overlooked in past policy. It is time for us to take a seat at the table and push for the policy we need and deserve.” — Gabriela Solis

“I am guided by the values of my Latina identity. My commitment to social justice and equitable policy is motivated by my desire to uplift my community.” — Sofia Espinoza

“In the United States, young undocumented DACA recipients are facing many challenges. I want to make a difference by advocating and voting for policies that will advance solutions to protect and benefit all members of society.” — Jorge Rojas

“The United Staes is diverse, yet it continues to have a lack of equal political representation. As a first generation student, I strive to be that first step in change and will continue to advocate and serve communities of color.” — Christine Muñoz

“In California, Latinos have become the largest ethnic group, yet they continue to lag behind in our schools, community, and the electoral system. That’s why when we advocate for policies that are in the best interest of Latinos, everyone wins — people of color, working families, and all Californians — and I am committed to advocating for equity.” — Adán Chavez

“I grew up in a predominately low-income Latino community in the Eastern Coachella Valley. There, I experienced first-hand the effects policies had on my own upbringing, from lack of resources and access to higher education, I became passionate about advocating for equal representation because I firmly believe that diversity and inclusion of communities of color in policy lead to change for underrepresented communities like mine.” — Celina Avalos

“‘Policy, not charity’ is a phrase that has stuck with me ever since I heard it. The only way to address and fix issues that affect the Latino community is through policy. It is powerful and essential.” — Julio Mendez-Vargas

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