American Indian and Pacific Islander x EDI Action Group at UCLA

This UCLA EDI Action Group was established as a collaboration between the UCLA American Indian and UCLA Pacific Islander communities and the UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to develop a comprehensive AI/PI Initiative to ensure an equitable and inclusive environment throughout UCLA for Pacific Islander and American Indian students, faculty, and staff.


Participation in the American Indian and Pacific Islander x EDI Action Group at UCLA

 

Co-Chairs:

  • Joseph Berra, EDI Special Liaison
  • Josh Lyda, Retention of American Indians Now! (RAIN!) Project Coordinator
  • Rey Soto, MWCCS Data Manager at Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health

Student Action Team:

  • Desirae Barragan, Co-Chair, American Indian Student Association (AISA)
  • Keith Camacho, Faculty Asian American Studies
  • Anyssa Llerena-Tobin, EDI Student Initiatives Lead
  • Josh Lyda, Retention of American Indians Now! (RAIN!) Project Coordinator
  • Camryn Redmond, Social Media Chair, American Indian Student Association (AISA)
  • Melody Satele, President Pacific Islands’ Student Association (PISA)
  • Anna Tingin, Outreach Coordinator, American Indian Student Association (AISA)
  • Melissa Veluz-Abraham, Advisor for Student Organizations, Leadership and Engagement (SOLE)
  • Avory Wyatt, Co-President American Indian Graduate Student Association (AIGSA)

Staff Action Team:

  • Randy Akee, Chair American Indian Studies Inter-Departmental Program, Faculty Luskin School of Public Policy
  • Johnathan Perkins, Director for Race and Equity
  • Rey Soto, MWCCS Data Manager Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health

Faculty Action Team:

  • Mishuana Goeman, Special Advisor to the Chancellor for Native American and Indigenous Affairs, Faculty Gender Studies
  • Brandie Kirkpatrick, Director of The Faculty Search Process & Diversity Programs
  • Natalie Masuoka, Chair Asian American Studies Department, Faculty Political Science
  • Shannon Speed, Director American Indian Studies Center, Faculty Anthropology and Gender Studies
  • Karen Umemoto, Director Asian American Studies Center, Faculty Luskin School of Public Policy