Altagracia Moquette graduated from IUP in 2013 with a BA in
Criminology and a minor in sociology. Currently, she is in her last semester of
graduate school for her master’s in social work at the University of Pittsburgh.
In addition to her graduate work, Altagracia interns part-time with Community
Human Services (CHS) Corporation, primarily visiting homeless encampments in the
North Side region of Pittsburgh and providing food, water, and linkage to
housing. She is currently working with CHS and other outreach providers to
develop a citywide policy that will provide protections for homeless
Altagracia also works part-time at the Allegheny County
Department of Human Services. At the DHS, she provides school district resource
mapping and updated resources on food access, health care, summer camp, and
After graduation, Altagracia would like to gain additional
experience with local government, law enforcement, and community organizing
before continuing her education. In the future she plans to pursue a doctorate
in sociology with specific interest in restorative justice and issues faced by
the homeless population.