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    Hector De Leon


    Issues

    Policy Fellow

    HECTOR DE LEON is the proud son of loving parents from Jalisco, Mexico. He is a junior and a UCLA Alumni Scholar majoring in Public Affairs and Labor Studies. Born and raised in the Inland Empire, Hector’s lived experiences drive him to empower marginalized communities through research and education. This past summer he interned at the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), where he gathered information from dozens of trucking companies in the Los Angeles area to support LAANE’s Ports Campaign. He also conducted research on student workers in Los Angeles County through the UCLA Labor Studies Research Program. Hector recently presented his report “The Impact of Warehouse Labor on Predominantly BIPOC Young Workers (18-22) in California’s Inland Empire” at the 2021 American Studies Association Conference. As a Public Policy Fellow at the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, Hector hopes to further develop his research and advocacy skills. Ultimately, he plans to pursue his Ph.D. and become a professor so that he may continue to empower his community through education.