UCLA Alumni Association board member Cinthia N. Flores ’10 one of the featured authors in the newly released book “Hispanic Stars Rising: The New Face of Power.” The book features more than 90 stories of Latinx leaders of diverse backgrounds chronicling their experiences, challenges and ongoing contributions to the United States.
A political science major as an undergraduate, Flores earned her J.D. degree from UC Irvine School of Law in 2014. Earlier this year, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed her to the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board. She formerly served as a staff attorney with the Coalition for Humane Immigration (CHIRLA), where she practiced immigration law with a focus on removal defense. Flores also has a background in labor law, having represented private and public sector unions. Additionally, she serves as vice president of the Latina Lawyers Bar Association, an organization dedicated to supporting Latinas in the legal profession, and as treasurer of the Latina Lead California, a political action committee dedicated to electing Latinas to local, state and federal office.
During law school, Flores served on the University of California Board of Regents. In recognition of her academic record and commitment to public service, she was awarded numerous scholarships, including the California Bar Foundation Diversity Scholarship, the MABF Law School Scholarship, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund’s Earl Warren Scholarship and the prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship. She was the first Latina undergraduate student body president at UCLA; her recent UCLA involvement includes participating in the UCLA Latino Alumni Association, First Gen Network, Los Angeles Downtown Network and Academic Advancement Program Network. Flores was born, raised and resides in Los Angeles, Calif.