Dr. Álvaro Huerta is a Religion and Public Life Organizing Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. He’s also an Associate Professor in Urban & Region Planning and Ethnic & Women’s Studies at Cal Poly Pomona. He’s the author of an award-winning book, Defending Latina/o Immigrant Communities: The Xenophobic Era of Trump and Beyond, among other publications. As a son of Mexican immigrants, he’s a former resident of public housing projects in East Los Angeles. The recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship and other awards, he holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley. He also holds an M.A. in Urban Planning and a B.A. in History from UCLA.