The UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative 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 Initiative 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.
Nicole Hansen is a member of the UCLA School of Law Class of 2021 and is specializing in Critical Race Studies. Nicole joined the UCLA Voting Rights Project as a legal fellow.
Nicole is passionate about protecting the right to vote because she believes the vote is an important tool in a broader struggle for racial justice in the United States. She is committed to using her legal education to support grassroots organizers and community-led movements.
Nicole has completed legal internships at the Voting Rights Project at the ACLU, Common Cause, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She is currently a Senior Editor on the UCLA Law Review and regularly volunteers with the school’s pro bono clinics.