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.
MARIAH BONILLA (she/her/hers) is a senior majoring in Public Affairs with a minor in Chicana/o/x Studies. She is an incoming fellow within the UCLA LPPI Research Department.
Mariah is passionate about equitable housing and abolishing structures of inequality. At UCLA, Mariah has assisted professors in the Social Welfare Department to conduct research about civically engaged Black youth in Los Angeles. She is a third author for two chapters of their upcoming book. Mariah is an active member of Grupo Folklorico de UCLA, and a Resident Assistant for UCLA’s Latinx & Chicanx Learning Living Community, where she works to create inclusive and safe spaces for her residents to thrive at UCLA.
Mariah is a proud daughter of working-class parents, who she is greatly influenced by. Witnessing her father’s battle with addiction has influenced her desire to conduct research on criminalization and racialized policing. She hopes to work with community members to resist state-organized violence in the future.
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