About Julie Luchetta
Julie Luchetta has been a Research Specialist for SIROW’s Lighthouse Project since April 2019. In addition to data collection, she also facilitates a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use support group, and assists with the day to day programming for participants. Prior to joining the SIROW team, Ms. Luchetta was a housing case manager for Homeless Youth in Pima County, focusing on harm reduction and street outreach. She’s done research for the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology at the a U of A, working in Mississippi on the socio-cultural impact of the BP Oil Spill on Gulf Coast communities as well as researching water harvesting initiatives in low-income populations in South Tucson. Ms. Luchetta has worked in East Africa with USAID and the Djiboutian Ministry of Education on projects promoting girls’ access to schools. She’s been an English as a second language (ESL) and Literacy teacher, and has taught French at the Alliance Française. Her background is in Applied Anthropology with a focus on Latin America and Border studies.