Araceli Campos is proud to serve as President of the City of Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), where as a volunteer Commissioner, she advances the City’s efforts to support the success of women and girls. Campos helps the CSW set its strategy and implementation plans to make as meaningful an impact as possible. She also regularly presents on gender equity initiatives, such as at the United Nations 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women to present on Mayor Garcetti’s historic passage and implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Campos is also the elected vice president of the Association of California Commissions for Women (ACCW), the umbrella organization of all women’s commissions in California.
Professionally, Campos is the Executive Director of the Miguel Contreras Foundation (MCF), a non-profit organization with a back-to-basics approach to labor organizing for a new generation. Prior to MCF, Campos served as Corporate Counsel at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a leading national Latino civil rights organization. She began her legal career at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, focusing in business, intellectual property, and entertainment, with a special interest in the intersection of private and public interest work. A first-generation American and high school graduate, Campos attended Los Angeles-area public schools before going on to graduate from Yale University and Stanford Law School.