Yuritzy Peraza is the Director of Community Engagement at UCLA Extension, overseeing efforts to provide adults in diverse communities across Los Angeles access to educational programs. Since starting the role in September of 2016, she has created partnerships with community organizations, government agencies and elected officials, in order to, provide educational programs at no-cost to adults in Boyle Heights, Pico-Union, as well as, veterans. She is currently the Chair of UCLA Extension’s Workforce Investment Board Taskforce which is responsible for overseeing efforts to provide educational opportunities to unemployed adults through partnerships with local-area workforce investment boards. Yuritzy has dedicated her career to helping students gain access to educational opportunities and looks forward to learning from others, in workforce development, best practices and exploring opportunities to collaborate. She holds a certificate of Non-profit Management from CSU Northridge and a BA in Latin American Studies and Political Science from UC Berkeley.