Data Programs Lead, City of Los Angeles, CA
Kimberly Rodriguez serves as the Data Programs Lead for the City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. Through her role she has launched a series of citywide open data community trainings focused on a problem-to-project approach centered in data literacy for Angelenos interested in using neighborhood-based data to solve their community needs.
Previously, Kimberly served as a Project Manager for the Mayor’s 2020 Census Team, in the Mayor’s Office of Budget and Innovation. There she managed a diverse portfolio of initiatives that involved strategic partnerships, demographic data research, and implementing design thinking principles to identify ways to engage LA’s residents considered at high risk of being undercounted.
Kimberly was also an analyst for the Mayor's inaugural Innovation Team, lead and supported efforts related to neighborhood revitalization without displacement of small business, a Rent Stabilization Ordinance awareness campaign, and a youth leadership program focused on preparing youth to run for local office.
In her free time, Kimberly actively participates in leadership programs focused on creating access and opportunities for people of color, women, and other underrepresented groups, like the New Leaders Council and the Riordan MBA preparatory program. She holds a B.A. in History with a dual minor in Urban Planning and Labor and Workplace Studies from UCLA.