Raquel Beltrán
Associate DirectorRaquel Beltran - 2016

Raquel Beltrán has served as associate director since September 2014. A native of San Diego, Raquel Beltrán’s professional experience includes over 35 years of public administration and non-profit experience. Her service with the Institute waspreceded by six years as the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles’s executive director. Her prior years of experience have the unique characteristic of including work with a variety of organizations. Examples include business organizations, government agencies, organized labor, community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and community-based organizations. She is a graduate of the City of San Diego Management Academy; a former San Francisco Bay American Red Cross disaster preparedness specialist, and past –president of the Cal. State Dominguez Hills Alumni Association. She is also a co-founder of the United Domestic Workers Union of America. Raquel earned her Masters degree in Business Administration from California State University Dominquez Hills, with Delta Mu Delta honors. She completed her undergraduate studies at California State University, East Bay with a B.A. in Political Science. What does Raquel do for fun? She is founder and president of the Mariachi Academy of Carson, an after-school cultural and education program.
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Lily BabaLily Baba - 175
Administrative Analyst

 Lily Baba is the Institute’s administrative analyst. She has been a Cal State L.A. employee for the past 35 years, 22 of those years with the PBI. Lily has been a dedicated community volunteer for over twenty years. She serves on the board of the  the Asian Youth Center. She is also a board member of Pacific Film Currents (PFC) and served as an associate producer for two PFC documentary productions, “442 for the Future” in 1997, and “Mothers, Daughters, Sisters,” in 2000. Lily received her Bachelor of Arts in Management from the University of Phoenix in 1996.
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Max D. Baumgarten
Public Policy Analyst






Nicole Hernandez
Communications CoordinatorNicole Hernandez 2016

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Sasha PerezSasha Perez 2016
Sr. Program Coordinator, Youth Enrichment Policy Project

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Diana AlbarranDiana Albarran - 2016                                                        Cal State Student Assistant









pedro-toribioPedro Toribio                                                              Cal State Student Assistant










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