Leslie Orrantia

Position title: Graduate Assistant - SSTAR Lab

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Leslie Orrantia is a project assistant in the SSTAR Lab. Her career has spanned social work, education, and policy, focusing on centering equity and pushing for systems change. With more than 15 years in business administration, Leslie has extensive experience in strategic management, public relations, policy creation, finance and personnel oversight, research and data analysis, communications, advancement, and marketing. Her research interests lie at the intersection of public transportation and holistic economic development, specifically transit planning, policy, and implementation, and their relationship to social welfare—particularly health, wealth, and education.