I am a National Poverty Fellow with the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am also a Research Associate at the MIT Resilient Cities Housing Initiative.
My research explores how institutions develop social policy to address urban poverty and inequality. My work focuses on: i) the socioeconomic effects of affordable housing programs, and ii) barriers to educational attainment for underserved communities.
My professional experience includes building affordable housing with community development corporations; managing housing programs at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development; and analyzing policy and legislation at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
I received a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Policy from MIT, a M. Arch degree from Yale University, and a Sc.B. in Neuroscience from Brown University.