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.
Lila Burgos joined LPPI as Deputy Director in May 2022. She comes to LPPI with over a decade of experience in applied research as well as measurement, learning and evaluation consulting focusing on systemic change and social determinants of health. At LPPI, she will focus on building organizational infrastructure to increase LPPI’s capacity to become the top Latino-issues think tank in the U.S.
Her expertise includes leading strategic planning and facilitation processes as well as building organizational capacity for monitoring, evaluation and learning. She has worked extensively with nonprofit and municipal clients in LA County and foundations across the country to understand the impact their projects are having and what they can do to better serve their communities.
Previously, Lila was a Senior Consultant at Harder+Company Community Research. In that role, she worked with clients such as the LA County Department of Mental Health and Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. She holds a BA in International Studies from the University of Arizona and a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning with a focus on Community Economic Development from UCLA.
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