Nicole Montojo is a researcher at the Othering & Belonging Institute.
As part of the Community Power and Policy Partnerships (CP3) Program, she supports collaborative research projects focused on housing justice and anti-displacement strategies. Nicole is interested in exploring ways to catalyze structural changes that can transform extractive markets into new systems of collective ownership, equity, and belonging. Her background is in issues at the intersection of urban planning, public health, and racial justice. Originally from Southern California, Nicole traces her inspiration and roots in social justice work back to the community of Asian American & Pacific Islander activists and grassroots organizations within LA’s movements for immigrant rights and racial justice that have shaped her path.