Ana’s passion for social justice issues, especially issues of equity, was sparked by growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area where segregation by racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines was striking. While studying at UC Santa Cruz, Ana began the exploration of how psychological mechanisms that perpetuate racial and gender bias may be mitigated to decrease discrimination in fundamental aspects of life such as housing and employment. Prior to joining OMNI, Ana spent over a decade investigating and researching various aspects of housing and employment discrimination in the San Francisco Bay Area and Lisbon, Portugal.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER
Ph.D., Social Psychology
Juvenile and Criminal Justice Reform