DIANA ALBARRAN

DIANA ALBARRAN

Cal State LA, Business Administration

Diana Albarran has been a Student Assistant at the Institute for 2 years. She is a senior at Cal State LA currently majoring in Business Administration with a focus in Human Resource Management. She enjoys making sure the organization and employee’s needs are met and providing a safety environment for the employees, since the employees are the backbone of any organization. After graduation, Diana plans on receiving her Professional Certification in Human Resources. Diana helps coordinate the executive director’s calendar, maintains the Institute’s contact databases and personnel manual. She trains incoming interns on reception etiquette and procedures. Working at the Pat Brown Institute has influenced Diana’s interest in civic engagement and politics. In her free time, Diana enjoys spending time with her friends and going hiking at Griffith Park.

MONSERRAT RAMIREZ

MONSERRAT RAMIREZ

Cal State LA, Political Science and Philosophy

Monserrat Ramirez-Mendoza is an intern at the Institute and fifth-year student at Cal State LA pursuing a dual bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy. Currently, she is conducting research on the California gubernatorial candidates in preparation for the 2018 Governor’s Race.

Previously, as the Pre-Law Society’s Law Fair Chair (2014-2016) she organized Annual Law Fairs for prospective law school students to learn more about pursuing a Juris Doctorate. Inspired by her thirst for knowledge about the political process she hopes to acquire a Master’s degree in Public Policy program abroad followed by a Juris Doctorate degree in Constitutional Law. 

Ms. Ramirez adheres to the saying, “leave no trace behind” by volunteering with Trash Free Earth and Alleviate Skid Row, and is a Make Life Count Co. adventurer who enjoys the outdoors experience.

PEDRO TORIBIO

PEDRO TORIBIO

Cal State LA, Accounting

Pedro Toribio has been a student assistant at the Institute for two years. He is currently a junior at Cal State LA majoring in Accounting. Pedro chose to major in accounting due to his love of numbers as well as the challenges that come with it. While working at the Pat Brown Institute Pedro has worked on the Pat Brown Institutes Budget for the Upcoming Fiscal Year as well as scheduling meetings. He has learned valuable skills that have helped him in his academic studies and in pursuing his career. Pedro has also taken an interest in politics since working at PBI.