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.