Loretta Pyles

Loretta Pyles, PhD, is an associate professor at the school of social welfare at the State University of New York at Albany and has engaged in community development and research focusing on economic justice, gender-based violence and disasters for 18 years. She has been studying grassroots participation in disaster recovery in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. She is co-founder of Building Bridges, a women s anti-violence group in Albany, New York. She is also a certified yoga teacher.