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.
Bernadette Reyes is a Staff Attorney with the UCLA’s Voting Right’s Project. Prior to joining the Voting Rights Project, Bernadette worked in public interest law, specifically working with a non-profit organization representing parents in child welfare proceedings at the trial and appellate level and participating in policy advocacy.
She holds a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College and received her J.D. from Boston University.