The UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative utilizes a multi-pronged approach to ensure Latinos and other communities of color have a seat at the decision-making table and fair opportunities to thrive.
UCLA LPPI is committed to working with leading experts, advocates and elected officials to address today’s most pressing issues. We are committed to championing evidence-based policy solutions that expand genuine opportunity for all Americans by shining a spotlight on how Latinos are and are not included in policy-making.
The UCLA Voting Rights Project is the flagship project of the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative aimed at creating an accessible and equitable system of voting for all Americans through impact litigation, research, and clinical education to expand access to the ballot box.
Alana is a Legal Fellow at the UCLA Voting Rights Project. She is currently working on forthcoming publications for the VRP, as well as assisting in litigation. Recently, she helped organize the 21st Century Voting Rights Conference.
As a law student, she focused on LGBT Rights and was part of the Critical Race Studies Program. She believes that all people deserve equal rights and representation and works to further this goal. Ensuring equal access to the ballot box is crucial to this pursuit.
Alana received her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and B.A. from Pomona College. She is licensed to practice in the State of California.