In her role as Assistant Director for Inclusive Initiatives, Letty helps coordinate recruitment and support of diverse and underrepresented graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in our bioscience programs. In this position, she works closely with the Director for Recruitment and Inclusion for Graduate Programs in Bioscience, Diana Azurdia, and the Director of Bioscience Postdoctoral Affairs, Lynn Talton.
Letty is a UCLA graduate alum who has years of experience working with the Graduate Student Resource Center (GSRC), Graduate Student Orientation (GSO), CIRTL, the Division of Graduate Education, and the Academic Senate. In her own words, she’s a “Professional Bureaucracy Navigator”. Letty has made it her job to understand complex systems made up of policy, procedure, and relationships. She identifies as a first-generation graduate, queer Latina, immigrant, and person with disabilities, whose passion lies in working towards building a more inclusive and accessible university.