Cynthia Gonzalez

Cynthia Gonzalez
Location: Los Angeles, California Cohort Start Year: 2019
Assistant Professor
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Committed to health equity by addressing health disparities in Los Angeles’ Watts neighborhood via placemaking and community engagement; committed to principles of social justice and advocacy.

Cynthia has both a personal and professional commitment and passion for advocacy, social justice, and equity. A daughter of Mexican immigrants who was born and raised in Watts, Cynthia witnessed and experienced first-hand systemic injustices, but also the strength in community. She sought academia as a protective factor and learned frameworks associated with her lived experiences.

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