CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAM MANAGER
PUBLIC POLICY PROGRAM MANAGER
Dr. Max Baumgarten serves as the Institute’s public policy program manager. He helps oversee the Institute’s public policy, research, and polling work. In addition to his work at the Institute, he teaches History courses at Cal State LA and has authored articles in American Jewish History and California History. A native of Los Angeles, he completed his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and holds an MA and PhD from UCLA. In his free time, Max enjoys biking, swimming, and watching television.
Monserrat Ramirez-Mendoza helps to manage the James R. Galbraith Fellowship, a program that supports Cal State LA undergraduates and graduates with their professional development and knowledge of the public policy making process.
Monserrat is a lifelong Bell Gardens resident, and an active member in the Southeast Los Angeles Collaborative, an Initiative which “seeks to revitalize the landscape of civic engagement,” nonprofit capacity, and researched-based policies in the region.
She joined the PBI family in the Winter of 2014 as a student intern, and since then has supported the team with research, community outreach, event logistics, and social media marketing. Monserrat is a Make Life Count Co. adventurer who enjoys the outdoors experience and adheres to the saying, “leave no trace behind.”