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Jennifer Ito is a Project Manager at USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE). She is co-author of several PERE publications including Transforming Lives, Transforming Movement Building: Lessons from the National Domestic Workers Alliance Strategy-Organizing-Leadership (SOL) Initiative (2014) and There’s Something Happening Here…A Look at The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative (2014).
Before joining PERE, Ito worked for nine years in varied capacities at Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE), a grassroots organizing and movement building organization based in South Los Angeles. As Research Director, her areas of focus included clean energy economic and workforce development policy and campaign development, tax and fiscal policy reform, and workforce development policy. Ito also provided trainings and capacity-building support, such as GIS, campaign development, and power analysis, to other community-based organizations.
Appointed by the California Assembly Speaker, she served on the California Commission on the 21st Century Economy in 2009. She currently serves on the boards of the Economic Roundtable, California Budget and Policy Center, and Asian Pacific Environmental Network Action. Ito holds a Masters in Urban Planning from UCLA.
Areas of Expertise:
- Social Movement Research
- Regional Equity
- Movement Building