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Arlington C. Rodgers IIIFinancial Analyst, Los Angeles

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Arlington C. Rodgers III is a dedicated community advocate with a strong commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others. At the California Policy Lab (CPL), he supports the organization’s financial strategy by leveraging his expertise in financial analysis, forecasting, and budgeting. Through in-depth analysis of CPL’s funding streams and budgets, Arlington proactively plans for future revenue and expense adjustments, ensuring the lab’s ability to conduct vital research on urgent issues facing California, such as homelessness and economic inclusion.

Arlington’s passion for community work and financial literacy is evident in his founding of “It Starts With Me,” an initiative aimed at equipping high school students with the knowledge and tools to make informed financial decisions, promoting economic empowerment and creating positive change within communities. His drive to empower individuals and foster economic growth inspired his involvement in various community initiatives, both within and outside of his professional endeavors.

Prior to joining CPL, Arlington gained valuable experience at Goldman Sachs, holding diverse roles that included project management and financial analysis positions. As a project manager in the Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives team, he played a pivotal role in supporting strategic initiatives aimed at creating a more inclusive and diverse work environment. His efforts focused on enhancing recruitment practices, promoting employee resource groups, and implementing training programs to foster a culture of equity and belonging.

Arlington’s multifaceted background, coupled with his unwavering commitment to community advocacy and financial empowerment, make him a valuable asset to CPL’s mission of conducting impactful research and fostering positive change in California and beyond.

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