Daisy Rodriguez

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Daisy Rodriguez

Black College Success Initiative Academic Advisor

Daisy Rodriguez is an Academic Advisor for the Black College Success Initiative. She prioritizes equity for all students so they may succeed in college and career.

Rodriguez is a dedicated and passionate educator with 7+ years of experience in the K-12 system and clinical settings. Before joining LAPF, Rodriguez was a Counselor Assistant in which she collaborated to design and direct a college planning program that offered services like academic and testing prep, college and scholarship searches, and school and financial aid application assistance.

Currently, Rodriguez is a candidate for Cal State LA’s School-Based Family Counseling program. She is working towards earning a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy along with the Pupil Personnel Services credential in School Counseling with Advanced Authorization in Child Welfare and Attendance.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from UCLA in Afro-American studies with an emphasis in Sociology and a minor in Education. Rodriguez is also the Director of Programming of The Empowerment Zone, a non-profit organization that works collaboratively with partner schools and programs to be a resource for underserved students and help them reach lifelong goals.

Rodriguez’s favorite book is Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

She enjoys walks on the beach, nurturing her plants, and playing with her beagle-mix dog, Usagi.