Agatha So is a Policy Analyst with the Economic Policy Project at UnidosUS. The Economic Policy Project aims to close the racial wealth gap by promoting fair labor, financial, and housing markets where Latino families have the opportunity to routinely build wealth, maintain life-long financial security, and pass their assets onto the next generation. In her role as Policy Analyst, Ms. So works with the Economic Policy team and UnidosUS’s Housing and Financial Empowerment program team to expand UnidosUS’s visibility, expertise and impact in housing policy, with an emphasis on fair housing, access to credit, language access, and housing finance.
Before joining UnidosUS, Agatha was an Open Society Institute–Baltimore Program Fellow and implemented a project to develop pathways to homeownership for Baltimore’s Latino community. As part of the project, Agatha developed a financial education program for Latino immigrant families and worked with a local housing counseling agency and CDFI to launch a mortgage pilot for Latino immigrants. Agatha also worked as a Community Outreach Coordinator and Neighborhood Projects organizer with the Southeast Community Development Corporation.
Agatha is a member of Board of Directors of the Latinos Providers Network, Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland. She received a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Simmons College. Agatha grew up in Syracuse, NY and currently lives with her partner and a black cat in Baltimore, MD.
2:30 PM–3:45 PM Jul 23, 2019 (US - Eastern)