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.
JUAN CARLOS RUIZ MALAGON, M.S., M.A. (he/him/they) is a first-year Doctoral student in Public Health at UC Irvine. As a returning Fellow within the UCLA LPPI Research Department, Juan specializes in qualitative research methods and has a strong interest in health, migration, and racialization impact on health outcomes.
During his time at Stanford University, Juan completed a Master of Science in Community Health and Prevention Research and served as a Health Justice Programs Fellow through the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California. Prior to graduate school, Juan volunteered at a UC Davis student-run free clinic called Clinica Tepati, providing primary healthcare to underserved and uninsured populations. Their professional and personal experiences drive them to work towards equitable healthcare systems through research and community engagement.
Juan Carlos migrated to the U.S. at an early age and identifies as a first-generation and low-income college graduate. They are the first person in their family to attend college and obtain graduate degrees.
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