Master’s of Public Policy (M.P.P.)
Co-Director of Internal LGBT+ Affairs
The Director(s) of LGBT+ Affairs are to create and maintain a safe space for UCLA LGBT+ graduate students to express concerns, interests and needs. The Director(s) will advocate on behalf of the graduate students for provision of resources, UCLA-based policy changes, and any other specific actions to best meet the needs of our population. It is the Director(s) duty to improve and increase the visibility of our community, awareness of resources, and fostering a positive, healthy environment for all LGBT+ graduate students.
Robert Gamboa graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems in 1999. He worked in software and financial companies before moving to California in 2001. Starting in 2009, Gamboa began working on social justice issues for the LGBTQ community ranging from marriage equality, anti-discrimination, substance abuse, mental health, homelessness, asylum, immigration and so much more. This lead to being appointed as a city official for the City of West Hollywood in 2012 where he currently sits the Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board- serving as co-chair twice. In September 2017, Gamboa started at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs as a Master Candidate for Public Policy with a focus on LGBTQ policy. Gamboa also serves on the UCLA Graduate Student Association Director of Internal LGBT+ Affairs and is also chair of UCLA's Committee on LGBTQ Affairs.