Legal and Judicial Activism, Environmental Justice, Money in Politics
As a student and research assistant at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) from Compton, CA, Ernesto Villasenor is focused on issues of social and environmental injustice in inner city communities. He has worked to develop methods of intervention in the areas of public health, the environment, and education. He has completed extensive work on public health disparities in Los Angeles County, helping to develop a resolution in the field of public health that has been adopted by seven school districts in LA County and published with the Latino Medical Student Association. Ernesto hopes his work will help bring positive changes in inner city communities, throughout the country, and the world.