Los Angeles Chapter

NLC Los Angeles trains, connects, and uplifts the next generation of leadership in Los Angeles.

NLC Los Angeles advances progress in Los Angeles by uplifting the voices of community members across sectors, connecting them to training and resources, and building a strong network of leaders championing justice in Los Angeles and beyond.

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We’ve trained 313 leaders since our founding.

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We offer two place-based programs: the NLC Institute and NLC Engaged.

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Years serving leaders in Los Angeles.

“New Leaders Council gives me a space for inspiration and hope. It is a community that makes me feel stronger, more energized, and emboldened to continue fighting for the things I believe in.”

– Lucerito Ortiz (she/her)
2016 NLC Fellow and Chapter Co-Director 2019-2021

Following my first Institute weekend in January 2020, the collective power in the room was inspiring. Although we would soon make the transition to virtual programming, we developed a great bond. Now, with Los Angeles and the nation focused on recovery, it’s more important than ever that we’re identifying and empowering proximate leaders for the work ahead.

– Michael Menjivar (he/him)
Chapter Director, 2019 Engaged Fellow, & 2020 Institute Fellow

2021 Fellows

Andrew Chang

Southern California Field Representative, California Faculty Association (CFA)

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Asabi Adedapo Ifatunji

Fundraising Consultant and Account Executive, MobileCause, Inc.

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Carson Malbrough

Organizer, Grassroots Law Project

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David Bocarsly

Director, California Legislative Jewish Caucus

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Elaine Reodica

Director of Collaborative Services (at FoundationCCC); Founder of Elaine Reodica Consulting, Foundation for California Community Colleges; Elaine Reodica Consulting

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Eryn Piper Block

Candidate for PhD, UCLA

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Jose Loya

Assistant Professor, UCLA – Department of Urban Planning

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Karen Crozer

Associate Professor of English, Los Angeles Mission College (LACCD)

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Katherine Trejo

Program Coordinator, United Way of Greater Los Angeles

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Maryell Hernandez

Design Principal, Education Elements

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Matthew Brinkmoeller

Associate Director of Foundations and Institutional Relations, Los Angeles LGBT Center

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Natalie Mejia

Dean, Equitas Academy #2

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Nicolas D. Franco

Litigation Associate, King & Spalding LLP

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Nora Chin

Supervising Transportation Planner, City of Los Angeles

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Nusaiba Mubarak

Voter Mobilization Manager at MoveOn

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Rammy Salem

PhD Candidate, UC Santa Barbara

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Randell Erving, Jr.

Director of Student & Staff Support Services, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

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Rosa I. Barrientos-Ferrer

Organizing Campaign Coordinator, CHIRLA (Coalition of Humane Immigrant Rights)

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Alumni

2020

Abril Dozal

Alex Amadeo

Andrew Murphy

Atul Nakhasi

Carson Malbrough

Danni Wang

Elizabeth Pino

Gaylena Howell

Laura Inez Covarrubias

Luz Castro

Mai Tran-Lanza

Marisa Szeps

Michael Menjivar

Michael Deegan-McCree

Michelle Sánchez

Nisha Parekh

Rebecca F. Kauma

Sean Angst

Theophilus Ossei-Anto

Theresa Cheng

2019

Angie Jean-Marie

Daniel Johnson

Elizabeth Cabrera

Gabriella Landeros

Jose Trinidad Castaneda

Juan Lopez

Kameale Terry-Fullington

Kim Yamasaki

Marcus Benigno

Matthew Wagner

Megan Laird

Miguel Segura

Paul Jung

Queenie Johnson

Richard Leong

Santano Rosario

Sarah Mostafa

Selina Vazquez

Steven Almazon

Vivian Wong

2018

Adrian Bayoan Rossello-Cornier

Alanna Holt

Alba Bautista

Andres Cuervo

Armughan-e-bu Syed

Braden Lake

Hector Gutierrez

Hugo Romero

Jade Suh

Jason Foster

Jennifer Green

John Joanino

Karen Huynh

Maria Morrisson Copolillo

Michael Claproth

Nina Idemudia

Sarah Esquivel

Tony Rice

Weiss Hamid

Yasmine McMorrin

2017

Alex Serna

Ben Creed

Cat Plein

Christina Prejean

Fermin Vasquez

Juan Gavidia

Lourdes Teh

Marcia Goodson

Melissa Candell

Michaela Ferrari

Rabiah Rahman

Ray Lopez Chang

Roque Pech

Sam Sukaton

Shane Phillips

Taylor Bazley

Tulsi Patel

Viviann Anguiano

Wade Dean

Yordanos Gebretatios

Zuhey Espinoza

2016

Abigail Greenspan

Bali Kumar

Carlo De La Cruz

Christopher Alves

David Radcliff

Denice Gonzalez-Kim

Devon Dickau

Garrett Schneider

Hyeran Lee

Ishraq Ali

Jacky Guerrero

Karla Salazar

Kelly Osajima

Liliana Funes

Lucerito Ortiz

Matthew Gonzalez

Nora Gilbert

Robbie Bellamy

Stella Kim

Sylvia Abdullah

Teni Ayo-Ariyo

2015

Ana Cisneros Alvarez

Catherine Shieh

Christopher Records

Danielle Tenner

Darryn Harris

David Burke

David Durand

Dominique Donette

Elica Vafaie

Ilissa Gold

Joe Pileri

Jordana Mosten

Juan Vasquez

Kahlil Almustafa

Lynnzi Brianza

Maggie Buckles

Mark Montgomery

Maya Paley

Nicholas Melvoin

Peter Amaro

Yael Maizel

Zachary Ritter

2014

Abre Conner

Aida Macedo

Andrew Ammon

Armilla Staley-Ngomo

Ashley Arax

Aubrey Farkas

Brent Walmsley

Brittany Ballard

Carrie Shuchart

Clinton Schaff

David Azevedo

Douglas Rochen

Jessica Pace

Joel Frost-Tift

Jonathan Beutler

Jonathan Yang

Marisa Ramirez

Michelle Vigue

Paymon Khatibi

Rebecca Pleitez

Steven Bott

Tamika Butler

Vanessa Manzi

2013

Aixle Aman

Brian Rosario

C.C. Song

Emily Dubin Field

Jaime Sanchez

Jessica G. Price

Jesus Andrade

Jocelyn Krause

Kelly Boston

Kimberly Rodriguez

Marcus Williams

Marcus Eldrey Eldrey

Mitra Eskandari-Azari

Neil Spears

Ngoc Nguyen

Samuel Liu

Sherilyn Correa

2012

Alejandro Lara

Alexandrea Gayda

Anjuli Kronheim

Cheryl Leahy

Derrick Everett

Elaine Dang

Fran Guzman

Jessica Espinosa

Katherine Mohr

Kevin Diep

L. Remon Corley

Lauren Perez-Rangel

Leah Weiner

Marcello Robinson

Michael Kapp

Seth Weiner

Tommy Tseng

Travis Sentell

Vikram Jadhav

William Wong

2011

Adel Syed

Alex Choy

Ana Graciela Najera Mendoza

Angelica Ramos

Anne Kim

Anne Toole

David Kietzman

David Liu

Eric Geier

Jaya Bhumitra

Juan Ramos

Leslie Colwell

Manuel Carmona

Mindy Gulati

Odest Riley

Pankit Doshi

Patrick Furlong

Pauline Alvarado

Ray Ivey

2010

Alidad Damooei

Angelo Reyes

Bethany Henderson

Betsy Cardenas

Carlos Collard

Christopher Braun

Daniel Rodriguez

Dove Pressnall

Emily Dulcan

Eric DeSobe

Evan Allen-Gessesse

Jamie Kogan

Jesse Melgares

Julie Flynn

Kristi Twilley

Kristin Garcia

Maribel Meza

Tiara Cox

Uduak Ntuk

2009

Ajay Bam

Ana Mascarenas

Aviva Altmann

Bryon Adams

David Graham-Caso

Denise Lopez

Dina Cervantes

Igor Tregub

James Erickson

Jane Yakowitz

Jonathan Gibson

Katherin Ryan

Lisa Thong

Maggie Wells

Saurabh Kikani

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