I’m a non-profit professional working in the Bay Area. LA native, lover of all things art, design, politics & culture. I’m fascinated by the intersections of things: politics and visual art, identity and culture, photography and philosophy. I strive to create the and/also of what’s possible in dialogues around arts and global issues.
Mr. Carlo De La Cruz is the Voting Rights Coordinator for the Asian Law Caucus, member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice. In that role he oversees the Voter Protection Project and Redistricting Projects. Prior to joining ALC, he worked on housing issues for low-income rural communities in the Bicol province of the Philippines with the international non-profit Gawad Kalinga.
During his time at UC Berkeley, he served as the Academic Affairs Vice President of the Associated Students of the University of California. In that role, he advocated for greater student influence, equal access to education, and university transparency.
Mr. De La Cruz is a long-time advocate of API and LGBT issues. He also pushes for greater change on a state-wide level through efforts to repeal California’s Proposition 209 and Proposition 8. Mr. De La Cruz holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies along with a degree in History of Art and a minor in Global Poverty.