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Rodolfo Rodríguez
Posted On March 5, 2020 10:42 pm
Principal & Founder The Policy Gap FOCUS As Founder and Principal of The Policy Gap, Rodríguez dismantles affordability crises across the United States by bridging the gap between local public officials and the communities they serve. He partners with policymakers to design and champion bold, actionable solutions while placing impacted communities front and center in… View Article
Cynthia Gonzalez
Posted On March 5, 2020 10:21 pm
Assistant Professor Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science FOCUS 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. MORE ABOUT CYNTHIA Cynthia has both a personal and professional commitment and passion for advocacy, social justice, and… View Article
Jenny Espinoza-Marcus
Posted On March 5, 2020 10:17 pm
Chief of Educational Partnerships Program California Correctional Health Care Services FOCUS Dr. Jenny Espinoza-Marcus serves as chief of the Educational Partnerships Program for the state of California’s prison health care system, California Correctional Health Care Services. Her areas of focus are vulnerable populations, education, community engagement, and criminal justice health. She has advocated and provided… View Article
Alexandra Del Pinal
Posted On March 5, 2020 10:13 pm
Program Director and Founder Punks with Lunch/Community Outreach Harm Reduction Team FOCUS Alexandra Del Pinal’s focus is on helping her community understand the challenges that marginalized and stigmatized people experience in their lives. She engages service providers and community members, helping them understand how to interact and work with those communities who are hardest to… View Article
Amee Raval
Posted On March 5, 2020 9:53 pm
Policy & Research Director Asian Pacific Environmental Network FOCUS Amee focuses working-class communities of color at the center of building solutions to the climate crisis. The communities with the fewest material resources face the greatest threats from climate change. A lot of efforts around climate adaptation traditionally focus on protecting forests, coasts, and wetlands. But… View Article
Oscar Paul Medina
Posted On March 3, 2020 9:59 pm
CEO & Founder Conscious Cultura FOCUS Imagine Mia, a senior at Calexico High School. Her parents are immigrants from Mexico; her father is imprisoned, and her mother suffers from depression. Mia is raising her two younger siblings, while holding a part-time job and applying to college. During COVID- 19, she lost an uncle to the… View Article

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