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Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez


Policy Fellow

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.