Felicia Brannon (she/her) is a higher education advocate, community leader, and mentor. She served as the Executive Director for Local Government and Community Relations at UCLA for over a decade. Her career in government and community relations spans over 29 years of service and includes tenure in the non-profit, public, private, and academic sectors. Early on, she worked for then U.S. Congressman Victor H. Fazio, analyzing and advocating for legislation that improved the quality of life for those living in California’s 4th Congressional District. Later in her career, she focused on improving infrastructure at the local and state levels of government while working for the City of Culver City and Long Beach Transit. Subsequently, Felicia was recruited to serve as the Executive Director for Local Government and Community Relations at UCLA.