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.
LANA ZIMMERMAN (she/her/hers)is a second year Master of Public Policy student at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. An incoming Fellow with the LPPI Research Department, Lana specializes in data analytics and environmental justice.
During her first year at UCLA, Lana served as an environmental justice field fellow with the Luskin Center for Innovation. In this position, she worked as a policy researcher for the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians. She recently completed the Bohnett Fellowship with the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Prior to attending UCLA, Lana worked as a curatorial research assistant for an upcoming Self-Help Graphics exhibition addressing environmental racism in Los Angeles. Lana has dedicated her early professional experiences to promoting environmental justice among underserved areas of Los Angeles.
Lana is a proud deaf/disabled, Latina, first-generation college student from the San Fernando Valley who looks forward to continuing advocacy within her communities.
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