Silvia R. González is a researcher at the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge and doctoral researcher at the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation. She has worked extensively as a researcher and consultant with nonprofit, community-based, and government organizations on projects related to neighborhood change and gentrification, anti-displacement policies, environmental equity, and climate planning. At LPPI, Gonzalez co-authored a report analyzing the neighborhoods most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Left Behind During a Global Pandemic: An Analysis of Los Angeles County Neighborhoods at Risk of Not Receiving COVID-19 Individual Rebates Under the CARES Act.
Previously, Silvia worked as the founding assistant director at both the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge (formerly the Center for the Study of Inequality). Her doctoral studies focus on the implications of place and the urban spatial structure on socioeconomic inequality and environmental health. Silvia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography/Environmental Studies from UCLA and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning, with a focus on Economic Development from UCLA.