Resource Development Associates

Lupe Garcia

Research Associate

Committed to alleviating health inequities and improving the quality of life for vulnerable populations, Lupe strives to address the social determinants of health with a systems-level approach. She is particularly interested in how collaborative work at the local, state, and national level can improve health equity for vulnerable communities.

Prior to joining RDA, Lupe interned as a Health Leads Advocate in Washington, D.C., where she assisted with health services and resource navigation for low-income patients with significant need of adequate food, housing, and wellness. Lupe is passionate about social justice because health goes beyond disease management and medication. From volunteering at the American Red Cross as a Latino Community Preparedness intern to facilitating health education classes in a community health clinic, she has observed the intersections of socioeconomic status and health outcomes.


  • B.A. in Public Health, minor in Public Policy – University of California, Berkeley

Select Projects

  • Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services Mental Health Services System Assessment
  • Los Angeles Probation Governance Model Assessment
  • Los Angeles Unified School District Beyond the Bell Branch 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Writing
  • Mount Diablo Unified School District Afterschool for All Evaluation
  • Yolo County Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan