Araceli joined the Foundation in 2021. She brings over 15 years of multi-sector leadership to philanthropy. She served as executive director of a Los Angeles non-profit where she helped scale programs for low-income communities. She previously served as corporate counsel for a national civil rights organization, and began her legal career at a major corporate law firm. Within government, Araceli has served as President of the LA County Women & Girls Initiative, LA City Commission on the Status of Women, and Commission on Civil Rights. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Ethnic Studies from Yale University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.