Anita is the Director of the Convergence Collaborative on Pathways to Better Jobs. Prior to joining Convergence, Anita oversaw Economic Empowerment, Digital Equity, and Program Evaluation initiatives at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Seattle, WA. She brings significant expertise in developing career, education, and digital access programming through her work at IRC, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), and Cornell University. She has worked extensively in international and domestic settings to strengthen economic and financial empowerment for underserved communities and populations. Anita holds undergraduate degrees from the University of California, Irvine, and a graduate degree from the Middlebury Institute.