Making Democracy Work

Organizational and Membership Support

Marilu Guevara, Executive Director

Marilú Guevara received a Bachelors of Arts from the University of California Irvine and a Masters of Arts from California State University Long Beach, both degrees in Political Science. Marilú was born and raised in Compton, California, where she still resides. Prior to working at the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles (LWVLA), Marilu worked in preparing students for higher education in Compton high schools and as a Financial Aid Director. She is approved by the Department of Education to administer Title IV funding. Marilú has worked with Mayoral and Senate level campaigns and Get Out the Vote grassroots efforts. In 2016, she became the Executive Director for the LWVLA and is responsible for promoting the organizational vision of the League, donor development, strategic planning, civic engagement programs, communications, community leadership and public relations. Marilú is a former College Bound mentor, currently serves on the Action Civics L.A. Partners Board and is a member of the Los Angeles County Community & Voter Outreach Committee.

Helen Medrano, Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant Helen Medrano received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California Riverside and her Master's degree, also in Political Science, from the California State University Fullerton. Prior to her time with the League, Helen spent six years working as a long-term substitute teacher for the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. Helen has been with the League of Women Voters for three years and in 2012 became the Election Management Program Manager as well as the administrative assistant to our director.