Darwin Rodriguez

Program Manager

“My ultimate goal is to better the lives of those who live in the communities I call home.”

Darwin Rodriguez is the Program Manager for the West Hollywood Project in Los Angeles County which seeks to reduce substance use related harms within the LGBTQ+ population. Within the West Hollywood Project, Darwin facilitates the Safer West Hollywood Coalition, an inter-agency collaboration of local agencies and community members engaged in grassroots efforts to upend health inequities. The Coalition’s goal is to provide local public policy solutions to problems facing the city of West Hollywood.

Additionally, Darwin leads the implementation of the DEI Strategic Plan within IPS by facilitating the DEI Committee. The DEI Committee carries out DEI initiatives within three focus areas: internal operations, staff capacity, and recruitment. Darwin holds a B.A. in Anthropology and is a Ph.D. Candidate of Anthropology at the University of California Irvine.