Latina Futures 2050 Lab

“By building on the canon of our scholarly predecessors, we seek to produce cutting-edge research, elevate new voices, and deepen community partnerships.”

Veronica Terriquez

Director, Chicano Studies Research Center

The Latina Futures, 2050 Lab seeks to increase knowledge and insight through applied policy research on the contours of the economic, political, and social lives of Latinas living in the United States over the next several decades. One of the goals of the initiative is to increase the Latinas’ power of influence across important democratic institutions and accelerate their full inclusion through rigorous research, community partnerships, and leadership development. A society where Latinas lead is a society in which everyone thrives.

Sonja Diaz

Founding Executive Director,
UCLA Latino Policy &
Politics Institute

Veronica Terriquez

Director,
UCLA Chicano Studies
Research Center

Lila Burgos

Deputy Director,
UCLA Latino Policy &
Politics Institute

Celia Lacayo

Associate Director,
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center

Juana H. Sanchez

Director of Programs,
UCLA Latino Policy &
Politics Institute

Belen Flores

Project Policy Analyst,
UCLA Latino Policy &
Politics Institute

Lorena Uriarte

Executive Assistant/Admin Analyst,
UCLA Latino Policy &
Politics Institute

Arianah I. Rizzo

UCLA LPPI Policy Fellow

Celeste Figueroa

UCLA LPPI Policy Fellow

Nicole Spradlin

UCLA LPPI Policy Fellow

Header photo (From left to right):
Dr. Veronica Terriquez, Sonja Diaz, Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo, Senator Maria Elena Durazo,
Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, and Assemblymember Luz Rivas