Meet Joseph Villela
An ongoing series from The Alumni Society spotlighting its impressive members
University of California, Los Angeles
Where are you from?
I was born in Mexico City and California has been my home since I was thirteen years old. I identify as Latino.
Where are you based now?
I am based out of Los Angeles.
What are you up to today?
I am the policy director at Loyola Law School Anti-Human Trafficking Policy Initiative.
What is a career accomplishment you’re proud of?
For the past sixteen years, I have dedicated my professional career to advance policies in the needs of underserved communities.
What benefits or values do you seek in networking platforms such as The Alumni Society?
The opportunity to mentor others who want to learn about advocacy campaigns. I seek to find professional connections within government entities.
What are you passionate about or what drives you?
Ensuring that marginalized communities have access to opportunities and justice.