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Fellow of the Month

Cheye-Ann Corona - October 2014 Fellow of the Month

Cheye-Ann Corona
Housing Graduate Fellow
Hometown: West Covina, California
School: University Of California, Los Angeles
Degrees: M.A. Urban Studies and Planning
Placement: Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Cheye-Ann Corona is a Mexican-American from California’s San Gabriel Valley, located in Los Angeles County. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a bachelor’s degree in international development studies in 2008, and received a joint master’s degree in urban planning and Latin American studies in 2011.

Cheye-Ann has over eight years of experience advocating for viable public policy reforms that provide economic, political, and social mobility for marginalized communities of color. As an undergraduate at UCLA, Cheye-Ann was a Community Development and Social Justice Scholar and active in the campus’ workers rights movement. As a graduate student, she was the co-chair of Planners of Color for Social Equity and the external vice president for UCLA’s Graduate Student Association. Throughout this time, Cheye-Ann helped sustain a statewide coalition of students, faculty, and staff to advocate against significant budget cuts to public higher education that disproportionately affected low-income and racial/ethnic minorities throughout California. Notably, her programming and leadership skills resulted in the first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Orientation for incoming graduate students of color at UCLA.  

As an urban planner, Cheye-Ann has been involved in land-use issues around affordable housing, environmental justice, and inclusive zoning. Using innovative media strategies, she has designed community-based campaigns for communities like South Central LA and Boyle Heights in their fight to fend off the negative implications of gentrification. For the past three years, Cheye-Ann has worked in the California State Assembly as a district representative and senior legislative aide for Assembly Member Roger Hernández, managing a diverse portfolio of legislative issues for the district.

As a CHCI Housing Graduate Fellow, Cheye-Ann is excited to build upon her unique advocacy and planning background to be an effective advocate for viable housing and development policies that empower the Latino community and other communities of color. 


Past Fellow of the Month

Eric Hernandez - May 2014 Fellow of the Month
Scott Astrada March 2014 Fellow of the Month
Daphne Delgado - February 2014 Fellow of the Month
Carolina Rizzo - January 2014 Fellow of the Month
Elizabeth Padilla-Crespo - December 2013 Fellow of the Month
Yesenia Lopez - November 2013 Fellow of the Month
Norma Salazar-Ibarra and Pedro Suarez: October 2013 Fellows of the Month
Reuben Kapp - May 2013 Fellow of the Month
Michael Bueno - Fellow of the Month - April 2013
Jennifer Castillo - Fellow of the Month March 2013
Morgan Brand - Fellow of the Month February 2013
Aurelia De La Rosa Aceves & Daniel Lind - January 2013
Aurelia de la Rosa Aceves - January 2013
Pamela Diaz - December 2012
Jose Plaza - November 2012
Elizabeth Salinas - April 2012
Mario Flores - March 2012
Tomas Robles, Jr. - February 2012
Cristal Ruiz - December 2011
Monica Bautista - November 2011
Alyssa Padilla - May 2011
Josefina Villanueva - April 2011
Alexis Ruiz - March 2011
Judith Perez -- February 2011
Romie Barriere -- December 2010
Miguel Lopez -- November 2010
Evelia Castillo -- May 2010
Julio Costa - April 2010
Ulises A. Gonzalez - March 2010
Andrea Serra - February 2010
Bertha Guerrero - January 2010
Rebecca Medina - December 2009
Rita Rico - November 2009
Craig Martinez-May 2009
Daniel Montes-April 2009
Stephen Perez-March 2009
Veronica Duron-February 2009
Esther Valle-April 2008
Robert Fuentes-March 2008
M. Lucero Ortiz-February 2008
Daniel Herrera-January 2008
Frinny R. Polanco-November 2007
Betsaida Alcantara-April 2007
Jose A. Medina-March 2007
Angelica M. Reza-February 2007


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