Ayda Haghighatgoo

Ayda has been a longtime CRS and Promise Institute community member and volunteer. She is a UCLA alum with a BA in Political Science and completed UC Berkeley Extension’s Paralegal Studies program.

She comes to the UCLA School of Law with extensive experience in project and events management with the J. Paul Getty Trust, having organized international colloquia and supported the management of graduate interns. She has worked at the Getty Foundation and the Getty Conservation Institute, with an integral role in coordinating the logistics of some of the Getty’s largest exhibitions, including Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road.

Ayda is a “1.75-generation” immigrant of Armenian and Iranian heritage. She has been a part of LA’s Southwest Asian North African (SWANA) community and has a passion for social justice, cross-community activism, Critical Race Theory, and civil rights advocacy for marginalized communities.