Edward Muna is a Data Analyst at the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) at USC. Edward holds dual Master’s degrees in Public Policy and Planning from the University of Southern California and a BA in Political Science with a minor in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Edward’s research has focused on the nexus between the built environment and health/economic outcomes for communities of color.
His projects currently center on infusing equity into programs, policies, and organizations throughout southern California. Some of his work includes examining the equitable implementation of funding for parks and transportation, as well as guiding funding and grant-making to advance equity for young children. Prior to joining PERE/CSII, Edward was a City Hall Fellow for the City and County of San Francisco and a Program Assistant for Prevention Institute. In those roles, he worked in financial planning and training and technical assistance across issues of water infrastructure, urban agriculture, education, and public health.