Yodit Semu is the Environmental Career Worker Training Program (ECWTP) coordinator at LOSH. She collaborates with workforce development programs in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, and Alaska, serving unemployed and underemployed populations with job readiness training for careers in green, union jobs in environmental and construction fields.
Yodit has over eight years of experience in social and environmental justice fields. She was a contributor to the Liberty Hill Foundation’s 2017 report Green Zones and Grassroots, an analysis of how California’s investments to fight climate change have affected Los Angeles’s disadvantaged communities. She is also interested in narrative storytelling as a means to achieve social justice. In 2017, she directed a short documentary focused on the immigration narrative in contemporary US political culture.
Yodit holds a master’s degree in urban sustainability from Antioch University in Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Washington in Seattle.