Beatriz Maldonado


LEAL Academics and Enrichment Coordinator

Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Bea attended Scripps College in Claremont, CA. She earned a Dual Major in American Studies and Hispanic Studies. As a first-generation student, Bea has worked collaboratively with college access and success programs. Her motivation derives from the journeys and successes of underrepresented communities. She is currently a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For this upcoming year, Bea is working for the Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) as the LEAL Academics and Enrichment Coordinator.