LIZZETH ROSALES is a social justice advocate working to advance social equity and dismantle the structural barriers that disempower low-income communities of color in Los Angeles. She has more than 18 years of experience in public policy research, strategic partnerships, community engagement, program design, and change management from working in various sectors, including education, urban planning, economic development, and environmental justice. She earned an MBA with a specialization in social impact from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.A. in government from Harvard University.
Los Angeles County recognizes that the acute impact of the Covid-19 disaster on historically underserved communities is a feature of the same forces of systemic racism that have marginalized these residents for decades, and it is dedicated not just to pursuing equitable recovery from Covid-19, but to systemic transformation. To support this work, the L.A. County Chief Executive Office is partnering with FUSE Executive Fellow Lizzeth Rosales to support the creation of a comprehensive strategic plan for a newly established Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Equity Initiative that will guide, govern, and drive the county’s commitment to fighting systemic racism.