Araceli brings over 15 years of multi-sector leadership to philanthropy, currently with a Los Angeles-based foundation. In the non-profit sector, she previously served as national corporate counsel for a Latino civil rights organization before becoming the executive director of a non-profit organization that partners with organized labor to scale economic mobility programs for underserved workers. In the private sector, she began her career at a major corporate law firm. In government, Araceli has served as an appointed commissioner advancing gender equity initiatives for over a decade as Founding Chair of the LA County Women & Girls Initiative and as President of the LA City Commission on the Status of Women. In these roles, she co-powered the launch of the largest U.S. implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). She is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School.