Anea Moore

Anea Moore, originally from Philadelphia, graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Urban-Studies, and minors in Law and Africana-Studies in May 2019. After both of her parents passed away in 2015 due to their health being affected by racial and income inequities in her city, Anea became committed to improving the lives of low-income families and people. During her undergraduate career, she helped to found the University of Pennsylvania First-Generation, Low-Income (FGLI) Student Program, which provides additional services and resources to 1,000+ low-income students every year. She also chaired the 2019 1vyG conference, the largest conference for FGLI students in the world, which provided workshops that taught over 550 attendees how to organize for the rights of low-income students on their own college campuses. Beyond campus, Anea served as the Assistant Family and Community Engagement Coordinator and as an Assistant Teacher at a local school. She helped full time school staff to organize events and workshops for the local, predominantly low-income, African-American community and taught choir to primary school students. Her two undergraduate theses focused the neighborhood in which the school was located and explored the intersections of education and family policy, gentrification, race, and class. Anea is extremely excited to continue her education with the Department as a student in the MSc in Comparative Social Policy program where she hopes to focus on anti-poverty policy, urban and community development, and black economic justice . She hopes to learn more about the robust anti-poverty efforts and programs of other countries and cities so she can bring ideas back to her beloved Philadelphia where she hopes to work as a policy-maker and advocate. Her research will explore municipal anti-poverty policy across different cities and the effects on Black residents.