Edith Huarita is a third year doctoral student in Urban Planning and Public Policy in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine. Ms. Huarita has focused on serving tenants living in substandard housing in Los Angeles with interests in housing issues, immigrant neighborhoods, and urbanization. Ms. Huarita received her master’s degree in Public Policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Ms. Huarita has devoted her life to acquiring first-hand experience with the populations she seeks to serve. By the time she graduated from DePauw University, she had volunteered and lived in Kolkata, India, Bangkok, Thailand, and Managua, Nicaragua. After graduation, she completed a two-year internship with Servants Partners while living in South Central Los Angeles and Manila, Philippines.
Ms. Huarita received her bachelor’s degree in Conflict Studies from DePauw University where she successfully completed her dissertation on “Urban Poverty and Health Care in Nicaragua”.