Elizabeth Pino
Cultural Arts Commissioner, City of Torrance

Elizabeth Pino is a Latina immigrant, wife, proud mother, advocate and a Non-Profit Professional. She currently serves as the Cultural Arts Commissioner for the City of Torrance. A native of Colombia, Elizabeth holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration (MPA) and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science.

During her freshmen year in college, she interned at City Hall with Los Angeles Councilman, Greig Smith. There she acquired valuable research skills which helped her realize how complex Government is.

After graduating from college, she co-founded a non-profit called Kiikas.org. Through this non-profit, Kiikas helped to educate young women on self-awareness techniques and provide tools to increase proactive participation in their health. The program was created when she found out that her dear cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 29. During this difficult time, she learned that Latina women tend to be less aware of breast cancer and the risk factors associated with it. More importantly, at this point she discovered that their access to health care is more limited respective to groups of other racial makeups and socioeconomic levels. This knowledge prompted her to step into action.

Last year she served on the UN Women Los Angeles Board Committee as an event coordinator where she created and executed innovative community impact programs and initiatives that result in an increase in community engagement.