Los Angeles Mayor Appoints DIY Girls Founder to Board of Public Works

Dear Friends and Supporters of DIY Girls,

We are excited to announce that our Founder and Executive Director, Luz Rivas has been appointed to serve in a full time position as a Commissioner on the Board of Public Works by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Luz has been dedicated to public service throughout her life, and this new opportunity is a great way for her to continue her work increasing girls’ interest and success in technology and engineering.

The DIY Girls Board of Directors is deeply proud that the leader of our organization has been recognized by our City’s leadership to take on this new role. We have been inspired by Luz’s passion and vision from the very first day we joined DIY Girls and we know she will continue to make a meaningful difference in this new position.

Luz spent the past 5 years building an organization with a strong team. She grew the organization from serving 32 girls at 1 school to over 500 girls at more than 10 schools. We are committed to continuing the path that Luz has blazed and therefore we have appointed Evelyn Gomez (currently Director of Programs) as interim Executive Director while we work on the next steps for DIY Girls. Like Luz, Evelyn is an engineer and educator that graduated from MIT and Harvard. She has worked as a Math and Physics Teacher and has led DIY Girls programs for over 2 years. We are confident that Evelyn has the knowledge, passion, and commitment to carry our mission and vision forward.

We want to thank you for supporting DIY Girls throughout the years. We are excited to embark on a new chapter of DIY Girls with all of you. We hope you will join us in wishing Luz the best of luck in her new endeavor. Stay tuned for more.

Megan, Jesus, Grace, Jeff, Cassy, Liliana and Jo

Board of Directors – DIY Girls


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