Araceli Campos (January 2017 - Present)
Araceli Campos is the Executive Director of the Miguel Contreras Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to enhancing educational opportunities for and encouraging civic participation among low income communities.
Campos has a demonstrated interest in civil rights issues. Her prior experience includes serving as Corporate Counsel at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a national Latino civil rights organization. She also recently served as President of the City's Commission on the Status of Women, where she helped to support the success of women and girls through gender equity initiatives. She began her legal career at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, where she volunteered with the Los Angeles Homeless Veterans Clinic and the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children.
Campos holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Ethnicity, Race & Migration from Yale University and a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School, where she was the President and Founder of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights/Civil Liberties.
Campos was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to complete a term that ends June 30, 2020.