Community Engagement Coordinator
Center for Regional Change
Brandon Louie joined the center in 2016 as a Community Engagement Coordinator. His work supports youth participatory action research (YPAR) and intergenerational teams' use of publicly-available data and mapping tools, including the center's Regional Opportunity Index and Putting Youth on the Map. Brandon brings thirteen years of combined expertise in youth development, PAR, community organizing, and international agricultural development. His research and work in California and Central America have focused on a number of different issues, including food sovereignty, farmworker justice, indigenous rights, affordable housing, educational equity, health and healing. Brandon serves on the SETA-Sacramento Works Youth Committee and the 4-H Access, Equity and Belonging Committee and is also an adjunct faculty member in the sociology department at Sacramento City College. He holds a Master of Science in community development from UC Davis and a Bachelor of Arts in history with a minor in theater and performance studies from UC Berkeley.