LDIR Welcomes Bethany and Joyce to the LDIR Team!

Bethany Acevedo and Joyce Lee at APALC

Bethany Acevedo

Position: Social Media and Fundraising Program Associate
Age: 22
Ethnicity: Mexican-American
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Major: English

What do you do at LDIR?
As the new social media and fundraising program associate I am all about the PR! I keep LDIR connected with the online world and hope to help increase their engagement in the blogosphere, twitterverse and all online communities.

What do you do outside of LDIR?
I love reading anything and everything, going to the beach, finding the deals while shopping and losing too many hours of my day to Pinterest. (And of course follow me @bethany_acevedo)

What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about feminism, and fighting for a society where all people are valued and seen for their inherent worth. I believe that everyone should know where their food comes from, and how to create a healthy lifestyle for their families and communities. Lastly, I am big on literacy and education. Knowledge is power!

Joyce Lee

Position: Outreach and Engagement Program Associate
Age: 22
Ethnicity: Korean-American
Hometown: Downey, CA
Major: Environmental Analysis

What do you do at LDIR?
As the outreach and engagement program associate, I connect with alumni and the LDIR community to keep them informed about events and LDIR-related activities. I am also trying to get LDIR’s name out there and increase its presence in the non-profit world.

What do you do outside of LDIR?
I like to run (sometimes). I love to read fiction and blogs. And…I like to watch movie trailers, especially horror films since I’m too scared to actually watch an entire one.

What are you passionate about?
I care a lot about personal identity development and I think everyone should spend a good chunk of their day in self-reflection. I care a lot about healthy communities; it’s important for people to be well physically, spiritually, and emotionally. I’m interested in learning more about the intersection of public health and urban planning, especially as it pertains to low-income communities of color.