A native of South Los Angeles, Patricia received a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Growing up in South LA, she witnessed first hand how the “War on Drugs” and decades of disinvestment tore down the social fabric of her community. Her experiences inspired her to become an organizer to impact social change and to help rebuild South LA. Patricia is committed to developing the leadership, knowledge and skills of everyday South LA residents to identify and lead community-identified solutions that address the root causes of crime and poverty and that help to create a thriving community.
Fun Fact: Patricia is an avid nature explorer and enjoys going on long hikes.