The Discrimination Prevention Office (DPO) investigates claims made by any member of the community (e.g., students, staff, and faculty) that a faculty member discriminated against them. In certain cases, DPO investigates discrimination claims against entities and individuals who are not faculty. DPO is also charged with writing policy and providing training on preventing discrimination and bias.
To learn about the effects of discrimination, please visit their resource page.
DPO can be reached at:
Dion Cherie Fountaine Raymond, J.D.
Discrimination Prevention Officer and Discrimination Prevention Coordinator
Ms. Raymond has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from UCLA and a Juris Doctorate Degree from UC Hastings College of the Law. She is an experienced trial attorney with civil and criminal trial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in employment law, personal injury, and criminal defense.
Lillie Hsu, J.D.
Discrimination Prevention Officer
Ms. Hsu received her bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard University and her J.D. with distinction from Stanford Law School, where she focused on race and gender issues and organized the Third National Conference of Women of Color and the Law. After serving as a judicial clerk in federal trial and appellate courts in California, she practiced civil litigation and appellate law for many years at major law firms in Los Angeles. She represented many public entities, including the Regents of the University of California, and handled cases in areas ranging from employment and civil rights to contract, medical malpractice and antitrust, including in the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. She also taught for four years as a full-time lecturer in the Lawyering Skills Clinical Program at UCLA School of Law, and is happy to return to being a Bruin.
Laura Siegel, J.D.
Ms. Siegel assists the Discrimination Prevention Officers in investigating complaints brought against faculty and in writing university policies and procedures relating to discrimination. Laura received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law with a specialization in Public Interest Law and Policy.
Josiah Jenkins, J.D.
Mr. Jenkins investigates discrimination claims brought against faculty members. Prior to working for UCLA, Josiah spent several years as an attorney at Goldman & Ehrlich, a boutique law firm specializing in employment discrimination litigation. Josiah earned a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and graduated, cum laude, from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Rohini Khanna, J.D.
Rohini Khanna investigates discrimination claims brought against faculty members. Ms. Khanna, a southern California native, joins the DPO team with several years of experience as an attorney. As a defense lawyer, Ms. Khanna represented parents in the child welfare system, and as a clinical teaching fellow at Loyola Law School, she represented youth in the juvenile justice system. In addition to her work in the courtroom, Ms. Khanna brought her skills to the Los Angeles Women’s Jail where she taught women about the dependency system, to help develop tools for navigating the child welfare system, domestic violence, restraining orders, paternity and child support. In addition, Ms. Khanna served as an advocate for indigent clients in family law disputes, with a focus on domestic violence. Ms. Khanna has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctorate degree from UCLA School of Law, with a specialization in Critical Race Studies.