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.
Victor Tran (he/him/his) is a second-year Master of Urban and Regional Planning student at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, with a concentration in Community Economic Development and Housing. Through his graduate studies and personal experiences, Victor is interested in pursuing professional development and a career in the affordable housing development and housing policy fields to affirmatively further fair housing, especially as many are denied the opportunity for secure, affordable housing and may live in informal, overcrowded housing as they resist gentrification and displacement. Through community development, participatory planning, and community-based planning and research, Victor is also interested in the ways we can use research and data to mobilize community based organizations and inform change and policy advocacy.
He is a first-generation college graduate from UCLA, where he received his BA in Sociology and Geography, with a minor in Urban and Regional Studies. Victor was born and raised in Orange County’s Little Saigon, an ethnic enclave for immigrants and Vietnamese refugees, which has shaped his interest in uplifting low-income and immigrant communities through his work.
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