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ALETHIA JONES

Alethia currently teaches in MIT's Department ofUrban Studies and Planning. She recently completed a Ph.D. in Political Science at Yale University, and begins an appointment at SUNY - Albany's Dept. of Public Administration and Policy in Fall 2005. She earned her BA at Columbia University (Urban Studies/Cultural Anthropology). Her work focuses on the political incorporation of immigrant communities in the US. She has worked on policy issues such as multicultural education, domestic violence, "dollar" van transportation, homelessness, community banking and affordable housing in various cities including Boston, New York, New Haven, Chicago, Miami and Washington, DC. Alethia has pursued training in communication, facilitation and team leadership in diverse settings. Her experiences include work with the Black Women’s Health Project, Prep for Prep,  New Haven’s Neighborhood Partnership Network, and the Surdna Foundation. She facilitated “Brownstone Conversations” with New York community leaders in advance of the worldwide broadcast of Harlem’s V-Day production of the Vagina Monologues performed at the Apollo Theatre.  She looks forward to continued learning on the intersection of personal transformation and social change. Alethia migrated from Jamaica, West Indies to Brooklyn, New York at age 11.