Karina Cruz

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UCLA Policy Fellow

Karina Cruz is a fourth-year at UCLA double majoring in Public Affairs and Philosophy. She is a first-generation college student, daughter of immigrants from Watts. She is currently researching police data and is the President of the Luskin Undergraduate Student Association at UCLA. She has previously interned at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. She is passionate about education inequality and has mentored middle-school, high-school, and incoming college students from underrepresented diverse communities in South Central with Green Dot Public Schools. She also currently runs the Mentorship Program at the Luskin Undergraduate Student Association. She is also passionate about healthcare and racial justice. She hopes to pursue a career in criminal law.