Letitia is a researcher and communications specialist from Kansas City, MO, currently living in the DC metro area.
Letitia has lived all over the US, as well as in the UK, Spain, Nepal and India. She speaks four languages (English, Spanish, French and Urdu/Hindi) and is hoping to add Sinhala as her fifth this year. She has experience in project development and evaluation, research, event planning and coordination, presentation development and delivery, language instruction (French and English) international development and job creation for ultra-poor women, and healthcare initiatives for vulnerable populations (namely HIV positive children in Nepal). She is also a published journalist, essayist and novelist.
Letitia received her M.A. in International Studies from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Her specialization is South Asian Political Economy and Human Rights. Her research projects included women’s rights and women’s political activism in India, the role of caste politics in the BSP, human trafficking between Nepal and India, and the HIV crisis in Kathmandu. She also has a B.A. in European Studies from Seattle Pacific University and was home schooled in Kansas City grades K-12.