Mindy Chen, Ph.D.

Dr. Chen holds an AB cum laude from Harvard University and an MS.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania. As part of her Ph.D. dissertation research at UCLA, Mindy has studied how organizational dynamics of unions and community-based organizations shape coalition strategies aimed at improving conditions for immigrant workers. Concurrently, Mindy teaches at the Labor Center in Los Angeles Trade-Tech College. Prior to returning to higher education, she worked as a lead union organizer for over six years in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jenny Galvez, M.A.

Jenny holds a B.A. in History and Chicana/o Studies, with a Minor in Political Science from UCLA. She earned her M.A. in Higher and Postsecondary from Teachers College-Columbia University and is currently at UCLA earning her Doctorate in Education (Ed.D). Her academic and professional work has focused on the academic development and success of first-generation, undocumented, low income and historically underrepresented students; with a focus on student activism and empowerment.

Jenny has worked in community colleges in New York City and Los Angeles supporting students in their personal, professional, emotional and academic success.

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c/o LA Trade-Tech College
400 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015-4108


Dolores Huerta Labor Institute
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Phone: (213) 763-7070