The UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute 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 Institute 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.
ITZEL VASQUEZ-RODRIGUEZ (she/her/ella) is a first-year graduate student in the Masters of Public Policy program at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. An incoming Policy Fellow within the UCLA LPPI Mobilization Department, Itzel is passionate about water justice policy and ensuring all Californians have access to safe and affordable drinking water.
Itzel previously served as an Engagement Coordinator for the State Water Board, where she worked in the tribal affairs program and the SAFER drinking water program. Itzel has a background in legislation, research, non-profit work, and advocacy in communities of color and Indigenous communities.
Originally from Lakewood, California, Itzel is a proud Xicana of Cora descent and earned her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Economics at Harvard College.
Join us in expanding opportunity for all Americans
We care about the protection of your data. Read our