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.
Victoria Venzor is a rising 4th year at UCLA majoring in Political Science and double minoring in Public Affairs and Chicanx Studies. She was born and raised in Boyle Heights, California, and uses her passion for social justice reform to work and help marginalized communities. She currently is a Law Fellow for the Legal Education Access Pipeline, a nonprofit program that aims to prepare students from marginalized communities for law school, and a Peer Learning Facilitator at UCLA’s Academic Advancement Program. Formerly, she conducted research focused on hard-to-count-populations for the 2020 census under the supervision of Natalie Masuoka, Associate Professor of Political Science and Asian American Studies.