Zena Dhatt

Zena Dhatt, BS

Qualitative Research Project Manager


Zena is a Qualitative Research Project Manager at the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative. Her areas of expertise include qualitative methodology, ethnographic fieldwork and data collection, and qualitative data analysis. She served as Qualitative Project Manager on the California Statewide Study of People Experiencing Homelessness (CASPEH) and is currently working as an ethnographer on a longitudinal qualitative study of fentanyl-stimulant polysubstance use among people experiencing homelessness. Zena's research interest is in exploring the intersections of substance use, homelessness, and different forms of violence among marginalized communities. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology with concentrations in Medical Anthropology and Global Health, as well as a Certificate in Latin American Studies.