CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAM MANAGER
Nathan Chan is the Pat Brown Institute’s Research Associate. He analyzes original survey data that the Institute collects. This includes the Living and Working in SELA survey and the Asian American, African American, Latino, and Jewish community polls. He first joined PBI in August 2015, where he coordinated The Public Policy Education Program. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in political science at The University of California, Irvine where he studies race, ethnicity, and politics, public opinion, and political participation. He has published scholarly journal articles in Perspectives on Politics, Political Behavior, and Political Research Quarterly among others and has featured his research in the Washington Post and the Brookings Institute. He also teaches courses in American Politics, Research Methods in Social Science, and Voting & Elections. In Fall 2022, he will begin as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I
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.”