Episode #9: Letitia Moore, Esq..
Letitia Moore, Esq., is a lawyer and civic leader. Born in Belize, after her mother's early death, she moved to the United States, where she was raised by her grandmother. Learn how she was able to attend first a pretigious private high school and then Yale University and Boalt Law School in spite of her grandmother's very limited financial resources. As a result of her education, for the past several decades, she has worked for the national government's EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in its compliance division, charged with ensuring that companies found in violation of the rules and regulations modify their practices, and engage in remedial actions as appropriate.
In addition to her professional work as a lawyer, Moore is a firm believer in giving back to society. She was elected and sat for many years on the El Cerrito City Council in the San Francisco Bay Area. During part of this time, she was mayor of the city. In addition, she holds a leadership role the local branch of the NAACP; and is on the board of several other non-profits including the West Contra Costa Public Education Fund, the National Women's Political Caucus, and the Rosie the Riveter WWII/Home Front National Historic Park.
The host of this episode, filmmaker Eve A. Ma, lives in El Cerrito and so took particular pleasure in conducting this interview.