Vanessa Carter

Senior Data Analyst

Office: JEF 102 
Phone: 213.740.9638

Vanessa Carter focuses on social-movement building, regional equity, and immigrant integration. She has co-authored several journal articles, reports, and a book chapter with PERE/CSII staff and affiliated faculty, including: “An Agenda for Equity: A Framework for Building a Just Transportation System in Los Angeles County” (with Manuel Pastor and Madeline Wander), and “What’s at Stake for the State: Undocumented Californians, Immigration Reform, and Our Future Together” (with Manuel Pastor, Enrico Marcelli, and Jared Sanchez). She is often found writing, coaching others in writing, or speaking on PERE/CSII topics to diverse stakeholders. She holds an MA in Urban Planning (UCLA) and has worked at PERE/CSII since 2008.

Vanessa is involved with LA Voice (a PICO affiliate), a student at Fuller Theological Seminary, and writes on the intersection of the Christian church and economic and racial justice through HuffPo Religion and other outlets.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Writing for Social Change
  • Social Movements (esp. faith-based and African-American–Latino coalitions)
  • Immigrant Integration


  • Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
  • 950 W. Jefferson Blvd., JEF 102
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1291