Citlalli is the Interim Director of Communications at the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE). Citlalli has over 12 years of experience in working for labor organizations; she has dedicated the majority of those years to cultivating the media, communications and editorial strategies. She is passionate about lifting up the voices and stories of those living and working in neighborhoods and spaces that are often overlooked. Citlalli developed her love for storytelling, newspapers and magazines at a very young age thanks to her father. When she’s not reading the news or writing, you can find her exploring nature with her toddler. Citlalli holds degrees in multimedia journalism, Latin American studies and political science. Currently, she’s pursuing a masters degree in journalism at USC’s Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism.