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Luis Carvajal© UC Regents

Luis G. Carvajal-Carmona is director of the LUCHA initiative. He is an associate professor and Auburn Community Cancer Endowed Chair in Basic Science. He is a principal investigator with colleagues at the UCSF and City of Hope of a $3 million grant from the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine to develop interventions aimed at improving precision medicine and outcomes in Latinas with breast cancer. Dr. Carvajal-Carmona and his team will collaborate on developing polygenic risk in Latinas, outreach and education.

Fabian Perez © UC Regents

Fabian Perez is a Program Coordinator at the LUCHA initiative. Fabian brings experience in health and education policy having worked in a lobbying and consulting firm, as well as in community outreach having worked with La Familia Counseling Center in South Sacramento. Fabian has a Master of Public Health degree in Health Services Administration and Policy from the University of Arizona. His research focused on the correlation between health outcomes and civic engagement in communities of color. Perez earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Sacramento State University and is originally from Los Angeles. On his free time, Fabian enjoys working on his bicycles, hiking, and barbecuing while watching the Dodgers.

Angelica Perez

Angelica Perez is native of Central Valley, attended California State University Fresno and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Food Administration. She brings experience in education and community outreach and engagement. This includes five years with the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program providing healthy eating and physical activity support and resources to schools, Head Start sites and community agencies. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking up new recipes, going to concerts and dancing.

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