Devin Chicas is a Los Angeles native who received her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art and MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She studied classical printmaking skills and specialized in the area of lithography, etching and screenprint with a minor in animation/film. Trained as a classical artist-mastering all mediums-at present her work is mostly mixed media assemblage and she has exhibited on an international level, most recently in Osaka, Japan and Seoul, Korea.  Her creative endeavors have allowed her the opportunity to travel internationally to various countries to study the artwork and art making methods of various cultures.

She is a proud LAUSD kid who attended Magnolia Elementary School, John Burroughs Middle School Magnet and Alexander Hamilton High Humanities Program. She has worked in various administrative roles for the past decade and most recently worked for the SEIU-UHW Education Fund as a program assistant in the area of outreach. She has continuously sought out work in non-profits that deal directly in the area of education with a focus on disenfranchised communities.



Marilyn DeGuzman, a Los Angeles native, has always had a passion for working with children. Presently, she is completing her studies at West Los Angeles in the area of child development and early education. Previously, she worked in the area of logistical management and although she is a novice to working in the non-profit sector, she is excited about the work CCRTL does to enhance the knowledge base of educators.

Looking forward, she hopes to one day own and operate her own child care center and hopes it will promote equity, inclusivity and individuality. During her free time, Marilyn enjoys knitting, cross stitching, exercising, strength training at the gym and exploring new hidden gems in her hometown of Los Angeles.




Yang has been with the Center since 2015, she moved to Los Angeles area from Minnesota area. She had previously worked for Ascensus, who is one of the nation’s largest 401(k) Record-keeping company. She earned her TEFL certificate and taught English as a Second Language in China for 3 years.

Yang has worked in various roles during her career path, such as office manager for real estate company, customer service representative in call center, and fulfillment coordinator in electronic forms. This is her first time working for a non-profit organization. She has brought her customer service and detailed organizational skills to the Center.