2020-2021 Student Leadership Board

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Karishma Shamdasani | Programming and Budgeting Chair

Policy Interest: Housing and Growth Policy; Transportation

Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA

Favorite Quote: "Far and away the best prize life has to offer is a chance to work hard at work worth doing.' - Teddy Roosevelt" - Leslie Knope

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Policy Interest: Transformative Justice and Education

Hometown: East Los Angeles, CA

Favorite Quote: "Sin miedo"

Savannah Ramirez | Communications & Advocacy Co-Chair

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Belinda Gaspar | Communications and Outreach Co-Chair 

Policy Interest: Education and Immigration 

Hometown: Wilmington, CA

Favorite Quote: "The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art." -- Junot Diaz

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Samantha Nuno | External Affairs Co-Chair

Policy Interest: Environmental Policy

Hometown: Sylmar, CA

Favorite Quote: "When you start peeling the onion and uncovering layers and layers of inequity that have been subsidized by government, it makes a lot of people uncomfortable" -Robert Bullard

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Kathreen Lopez | Outreach Co-Chair

Policy Interest: Education & Nonprofit Organizations -- focus on higher education access, affordability, and equity for underrepresented communities.

Hometown: East Los Angeles, CA

Favorite Quote: "I am the Master of my Fate, I am the Captain of my Soul"

Isabelle Liu | Advocacy and External Affairs Co-Chair

Policy Interest: Health

Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA

Favorite Quote: "Is my mic on? Can you see the shared screen"