About Jonathan P. Bell
Jonathan Pacheco Bell is a Hybrid Urban Planner and Urban Librarian. Jonathan was born in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles and raised by his headstrong single mother and grandmother in East Los Angeles/Montebello. A fierce advocate for the unincorporated areas of South Central L.A., Jonathan's passion for the community was born in 1988 when he first heard NWA's groundbreaking album Straight Outta Compton. On any given day you'll find him in the unincorporated community of Florence-Firestone partnering with stakeholders to improve quality of life. A product of the California public school system from kindergarten to graduate school, Jonathan holds an M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and an MLIS from SJSU iSchool.