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Annie Lu is a proud Los Angeles native who attended schools in LAUSD and graduated from UCLA with a BA in Psychology. In her most recent positon, she worked at UCLA’s Physician Wellness Program as an Assistant Coordinator where she was responsible for all aspects related to media, education, and outreach.

Growing up, Annie has dedicated over 300 volunteer hours to a non-profit organization in her community, the Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program (LHTP), that is dedicated to urban youth leadership development, college prep, and community service. She is very excited to join the CCRTL team because she believes it is a wonderful opportunity for her to start working in the nonprofit sector. She loves the idea of giving back to her community and strongly believes that every student should have equal access to receive a fair and high-quality education. When she is not at work, she likes learning new recipes, enjoying live music, hiking the great outdoors, and spending time with her friends and family.



Marilyn DeGuzman, a Los Angeles native, has always had a passion for working with children. Presently, she is completing her studies through the University of Washington in the Early Care and Education program. 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.