B&W mirthala

Position Title
Junior Specialist
Center for Regional Change


Hi, I’m Mirthala Lopez and I’m a recent graduate of UC Davis, where I received a Bachelors in Computer Science with a minor in Sociology. I come from South Central LA, where over time, I developed a passion for web development and studying society from a law and social order viewpoint. Prior to working for the CRC, I was primarily focused on further developing the General Mapping Plan website with Hack 4 CA, where I could advance my web development skills while also learning much about the way policies are planned for California cities. 


Take a look at our work here: https://critical-data-analysis.org/general-plan-map/

  • Brinkley, C., & Stahmer, C. (2021). What Is in a Plan? Using Natural Language Processing to Read 461 California City General Plans. Journal of Planning Education and Research