- Criminal Justice
- Economic and Community Development
- Political Psychology
- Poverty & Inequality
- Race & Ethnicity
- Social Psychology
- Social Welfare
- Stereotyping, Prejudice & Discrimination
Perfecta is a second year Ph.D. student with the Goldman School of Public Policy with particular interests in community oriented policing and intergroup contact.
Prior to enrolling at GSPP, Perfecta was the executive director of Esperanza Housing and Economic Development, a community development organization serving low-income Latino residents in North Philadelphia. Pita has experience in community organizing including the development of community oriented policing practices.
Perfecta holds an MSW and an MPA from the University of Pennsylvania, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa and is the mother of two young kids, ages four and one-and-a-half.