RAQUEL BELTRÁN

RAQUEL BELTRÁN

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

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 BABA

LILY BABA

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 Baumgarten

Max Baumgarten

Public Policy Analyst

Max D. Baumgarten serves as the Institute’s public policy analyst. His research interests are quite diverse, ranging from public opinion surveys and ethnic politics to Los Angeles’s public transportation infrastructure and California’s trade policies.  He holds an MA in History from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is currently finishing his PhD.

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PEDRO TORIBIO

PEDRO TORIBIO

CAL STATE STUDENT ASSISTANT

DIANA ALBARRAN

DIANA ALBARRAN

CAL STATE STUDENT ASSISTANT