Team

Meet Our Expert Team Members

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TRINITY TRAN
Trinity Tran is a co-founder and lead organizer of Public Bank LA, California Public Banking Alliance (CPBA), and Divest LA. In February 2017, Trinity created Divest LA which mobilized...
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DAVID JETTE
David Jette is a business and technology executive and social finance advocate from Los Angeles. He helped to co-found Public Bank LA and the California Public Banking Alliance...
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NAVEEN AGRAWAL
Naveen Agrawal is the Finance Director of Public Bank Los Angeles and organizer with the California Public Bank Alliance. He comes to the movement from his work in affordable housing...
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DANIEL PELEGERO
Dan Pelegero is the Treasurer of Public Bank LA. He specializes in payment architecture and card acceptance operations for large multinational companies. Dan believes in the power...
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JIYOUNG CAROLYN PARK
Jiyoung Carolyn Park is an organizer with Public Bank LA. She is a Sustainable Economies Legal Fellow with law practice focusing on sustainable economies, labor, employment, and...
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TANNER GLENN
Tanner Glenn is an organizer with Public Bank LA. He primarily supports the PBLA team in the realms of stakeholder engagement, research, and messaging. He believes public banks...
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STEVE SITTIG, M.A.
Steven Sittig is a co-founder and facilitator of Public Bank Pomona Valley Study Group. An educator (retired) at the secondary and community college levels in the sciences and...
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JYOTSWAROOP BAWA
Jyotswaroop Bawa is the Chief of Organizing and Campaigns at Rise Economy, where she leads the strategic development of state policy campaigns and statewide power-building with...
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LUZ CASTRO
Luz Castro currently serves as the Associate Director of Policy at Inclusive Action, leading their worker justice, safety net, and financial systems policy portfolios. Additionally,...
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LOVOY MEJIA
Meet Lovoy Mejia, a dedicated entrepreneur with a laser-sharp focus on creating affordable living solutions for retirees. With a background spanning real estate, technology, healthcare,...
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BEN GORDON
Ben Gordon is an organizer with Public Bank LA and California Public Bank Alliance. Ben has been a lender to social service and affordable housing providers for eight years, currently...
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RACHAEL ROSE LUCKEY
Rachael Rose Luckey is an organizer of Public Bank LA. Her interest in banking started when, as a film producer, she gained the knowledge of how money moves and is leveraged through...
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STEVE PHILLIPS
Steve Phillips is an ultra-ambitious computer programmer, activist, humanist, philosopher, and cypherpunk. Founder of Effective.AF, which aims to make swarms of activists effective...
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