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.
Alejandra is a first-generation Latina from Costa Rican and Mexican parents. She is currently an undergraduate student, studying Economics with a potential minor in Public Affairs at UCLA. She is expected to graduate in Spring 2024. She has been a dedicated leader and a role model to other women of color to pursue leadership positions. She was the 2019-2020 Nevada Association of Student Councils President and is currently working in the Office of the President under the Undergraduate Students Association Council as the Future Student Leaders of Color Conference Outreach Co-chair. Her work as a student leader has been to empower other students to enact change in their communities. Her research interests include healthcare policy, immigration, and education, focusing on the effects on Latinx communities through community engagement. She hopes to continue to fight for representation in leadership through the Latino Policy & Politics Initiative. She also wants to continue her education with a Master’s degree in Economics or Public Policy in the future and lobby for policy changes in Congress.