As an Impact Strategist, Claudia comes with 20+ years of professional experience working in the nonprofit sector. Her expertise lies in leading collaborative efforts to build-capacity for organizations and streamline operations. Due to her diverse work experiences, Claudia has developed an intimate knowledge of what it takes to design infrastructure within organizations and social systems to drive positive community development.
Claudia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with an emphasis in Psychology, minor in Spanish and a specialized MBA with a focus on Social Entrepreneurship. She has received formal training in understanding human behavior, human systems, business best practices, strategy development, and diagnosis of organizational structures and processes. Claudia has utilized that knowledge and skills to implement pilot innovation projects, form partnerships, maximize public funds, and deliver optimal learning experiences.
Currently, Claudia works with the Los Angeles Food Policy Council as a consultant. Her primary focus is to support the Food Leaders Lab to identify and share best practices for curriculum development, evaluation, and program growth. In addition, she supports the convening of the Good Food Economy Working Group and policy designed to drive equitable food-oriented development.