List of Members

Members of the Mayor’s Office Civic Memory Working Group:
Gerdo Aquino, chief executive and principal, SWA Group landscape architecture and planning
Eric Avila, professor of History, Chicana/o Studies, and Urban Planning, UCLA
Ken Bernstein, principal city planner, Office of Historic Resources and Urban Design Studio, Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Julia Bogany (Tongva/Gabrielino), member and cultural consultant, Tongva Tribal Council
Danielle Brazell, general manager, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Wendy Cheng, associate professor of American Studies, Scripps College
Nora Chin, former deputy chief design officer, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti
William Deverell, professor of History at the University of Southern California (USC) and director, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West
AP Diaz, executive officer and chief of staff, Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks
Laura Dominguez, doctoral candidate in History, USC
Frank Escher, co-founder and principal, Escher GuneWardena Architecture
Frederick Fisher, principal, Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects
Taj Frazier, professor of Communication and director, Institute for Diversity and Empowerment, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Theresa Gregor (Iipay/Yaqui), assistant professor of American Indian Studies, Cal State Long Beach
Catherine Gudis, director, Public History Program, UC Riverside
Leila Hamidi, arts organizer and writer
Christopher Hawthorne, chief design officer, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti
Michael Holland, city archivist, Los Angeles City Archives
Leslie Ito, executive director, Armory Center for the Arts
Sharon Johnston, architect, partner, and co-founder at Johnston Marklee, and professor in practice of Architecture, Harvard University
Gail Kennard, president, Kennard Design Group (KDG) and commissioner, Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission
Jessica Kim, associate professor of History, California State University, Northridge
Andrew Kovacs, architectural designer and founder, O”ce Kovacs, Los Angeles
Priscilla Leiva, assistant professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, Loyola Marymount University
Marissa López, professor of English and Chicana/o Studies, UCLA
Kelly Lytle Hernández, professor of History, African American Studies, and Urban Planning, UCLA
Nathan Masters, host, KCET’s Lost L.A., and manager of academic events and programming communications, USC Libraries
Jennifer McDowell, associate director of Infrastructure, Mayor’s Office of City Services
Natalia Molina, professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, USC
Kelema Lee Moses, assistant professor of Art & Art History, Occidental College
Becky Nicolaides, research affiliate, USC and UCLA
Alex Ross, music critic, The New Yorker
Shannon Ryan, senior city planner, Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Yuval Sharon, artistic director, The Industry
John F. Szabo, city librarian, Los Angeles Public Library
David Torres-Rouff, chair, Department of History & Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, UC Merced
David Ulin, author and professor of the practice in English, USC
D. J. Waldie, author and former deputy city manager, City of Lakewood
Richard White, emeritus professor of History, Stanford University
Mark Wild, professor of History, Cal State Los Angeles
Rosten Woo, artist and designer


Advisors to the Working Group:
Cindi Alvitre (Tongva/Gabrielino), lecturer, American Indian Studies, California State University, Long Beach
Theresa Ambo (San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians, Tongva/Gabrielino, Tohono O’odham), assistant professor, Education Studies, University of California, San Diego
Yve Chavez (Tongva/Gabrielino), assistant professor, History of Art and Visual Culture, UC Santa Cruz
Linda Dishman, president and chief executive o”cer, Los Angeles Conservancy
Bruce Durbin (Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel), supervising regional planner, Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning
Adrian Scott Fine, director of advocacy, Los Angeles Conservancy
Dolores Hayden, emerita professor of Architecture and American studies, Yale University
Elisapeta Heta, senior associate and Maori design leader, Jasmax, Auckland, New Zealand
Mark Lamster, architecture critic, Dallas Morning News
Brenda Levin, president and principal, Levin & Associates Architects
Monica M. Martinez, professor of History, University of Texas
Kimberli Meyer, architect and curator
Christina Morris, senior !eld director, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Chon Noriega, professor of Film, Television, and Digital Media, UCLA, and director, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Rudy Ortega (Fernandeño Tataviam), tribal president, Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, commissioner and former chairman, Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission
Caitlin Parker, doctoral candidate in History, UCLA
Joely Proudfjt (Luiseño), chair, professor of American Indian Studies and director, California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center, California State University San Marcos
Kristin Sakoda, director, Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
Danyel Smith, host, Black Girl Songbook (Spotify), former editor of Billboard and Vibe magazines and former editor-at-large, Time Inc.
Megan Steinman, curator and museum executive and former director, The Underground Museum, Los Angeles
Alexandra Valdes (Tlingit & Athabascan), executive director, Los Angeles City/ County Native American Indian Commission