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Farah Velasquez

Community Finance Fellow

Farah Velasquez

Farah is a first-generation college graduate and the daughter of Mexican immigrants. Driven and inspired by her family and Los Angeles and Inland Empire roots, Farah is focused on social impact, entrepreneurship, and economic equity. Her background includes experience within the education, legal, nonprofit, and corporate spaces. Throughout her roles, she has served and learned from underestimated communities and leveraged intersectional tools for economic development, in alignment with her goal of creating inclusive, transformative, and liberating change.

Farah is a proud board member of the Latinas Lead California Young Professionals Network. She obtained her BA in English literature from UCLA, minoring in chicanx and labor & workplace studies, and most recently completed her MPA with a finance concentration at USC. In her free time, Farah enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and her puppy, Luna.