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    Moris Gomez


    Communications Fellow

    Moris was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and immigrated to the United States at the age of three, where he was raised in the communities of Watts and South Central, Los Angeles. He is the first in his family to graduate high school and attend university. Moris is a third-year studying International Development Studies at UCLA. As a system impacted undocumented student, who has overcome homelessness, he hopes to uplift Black and Latinx youth from his communities who are confronting similar experiences.

    The financial turbulence that resulted from his father’s incarceration in 2018 made it necessary for him and his undocumented mother to create a consistent source of income. In the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Moris financed the establishment of a beauty salon in South Central, Los Angeles. In order to provide the business with an online profile, Moris began learning front-end web development and created its website. During this process, Moris developed a passion for programming and design.

    Moris recently finished interning at Teens Exploring Technology, as a Design Lead, where he lead a team of 4 Black and Latinx high school boys of color in developing their own tech startup that solves a social problem in their South Central, Los Angeles community via a MEAN stack application. He has also served as an Academic Coach for the Compton Unified School District via California State University, Dominguez Hills, a Graphic Design Intern at UndocuProfessionals Network and a Legal Assistant at Sunset West Legal Group. With his background in CMS platforms, HTML, CSS and JavaScript, he hopes to help LPPI address domestic policy challenging communities of color as a Communications Fellow.