Lucina Chavez is pursuing her master’s in public administration at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. Between earning her B.A. at Marymount Manhattan College in International Studies and pursuing her MPA, several community issues compelled her to return for a degree matching her interest in community work. The intersection of poverty, immigration, social mobility, and environmental disparities are areas she’s worked on academically and professionally. Though a lifelong New Yorker, she worked for the Arizona Multi Housing Association as its statewide Director of Community Affairs. She oversaw training, development, and outreach of community-based programs related to public safety, city government, low-income housing, diversity resettlement, and neighborhood revitalization. She most recently
worked with McGraw-Hill as a bilingual editor for a nationally adopted reading biliteracy program Maravillas. She is a member of the Hispanic Leadership Institute (class of 2011) and a federally trained translator who, for over 15 years, served the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide translations for families with special needs students. She is a New York Road Runners member, not letting many half marathons go by, and recently enjoyed last year’s NYC marathon. She is a proud mom to her filmmaker son Josef.