Opal Mita has worked in the progressive, non-profit field for over 13 years, with a focus on Administration and Human Resources. She holds a BA in Development Economics from Hampshire College, with an emphasis on the history of economic thought in Latin America. Opal worked with UNITE/HERE! and The Institute on Urban Health Research. She has lived in West Virginia, Vermont, California, New York and Massachusetts; with family in both Colombia and Mexico, Opal travels south whenever possible.