Appointed as Public Programs and Engagement Specialist, Los Angeles Poverty Department


ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships

PhD field of study

PhD, Literature and Creative Writing, University of Southern California

Position Description

Deeply rooted in Skid Row across a 38-year history of documentation and artmaking in collaboration with community members, Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD)’s core mission is to give voice to and strengthen the downtown Los Angeles neighborhood of Skid Row, where the densest population of unhoused people, low- to no-income housing, and services are located. The Public Programs and Engagement Specialist will join LAPD’s small team of community-engaged artists, archivists, and researchers to examine lessons learned from emergency health care and housing provided to unhoused individuals in Los Angeles during the pandemic, and to publish a book documenting these findings.