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Luisa Montes

Communications Officer

Luisa joined the Irvine Foundation as a Communications Officer in December 2021. Previously, Luisa worked on narrative change and community organizing efforts with Tipping Point Community’s Chronic Homelessness Initiative, a public-private partnership to reduce chronic homelessness in San Francisco and prevent poverty in the Bay Area.

Prior to that, Luisa worked at the YMCA of San Diego County, focusing on storytelling, resource development, and grant writing for social service programs for underserved families. In that role, she developed strategies to highlight the impact of YMCA programs among funders, policymakers, and community partners.

Raised in the Bay Area, Luisa has a bachelor’s degree in Communication and International Relations from the University of Southern California and a Master in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge.