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Jennifer Ito is a Project Manager at the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at USC. Ito holds a Masters in Urban Planning from UCLA. Before joining PERE, Ito worked 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, workforce development policy, healthcare career training, community health leadership development, and other research to support grassroots organizing and campaigns. Ito also provided trainings and capacity-building support, such as GIS, campaign development, and power analysis, to other community-based organizations. Ito previously worked on urban environmental issues in Los Angeles and on rural sustainable economic development in Guatemala. Appointed by the California Assembly Speaker, she served on the California Commission on the 21st Century Economy. She currently serves on the boards of the Economic Roundtable and the Asian Pacific Environmental Network.