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    Yaritza A. Gonzalez Rodriguez


    Issues

    Policy Fellow

    YARITZA A. GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ was born and raised in Inglewood, California to Mexican immigrants from Guadalajara, Jalisco, and is a proud role model to her two younger sisters. In 2016, Yaritza earned her B.A. in Geography with a minor in Public Policy from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Over the past five years, she worked as a Paralegal at the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), where she provides legal services to students and staff in Community Colleges across Los Angeles, CA. Currently, Yaritza is pursuing her Master’s in Public Policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and working as a Policy Fellow for the Voting Rights Project at the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative. She ultimately plans on becoming a licensed attorney to help eradicate the systemic injustices that hinder underrepresented communities like hers from thriving in society. Yaritza is also the Co-Founder of an organization called ING Fellowship, whose goal is to inspire, nurture and guide youth in Inglewood, to organize, mobilize and address different issues that affect the Inglewood community. In her free time, Yaritza enjoys mentoring and volunteering, in addition to hiking throughout Los Angeles with her huskie: Oreo.