Brenda is a Senior Implementation Manager for the Education Lab and Crime Lab. She serves as a bridge for learning and collaboration between research teams, non-profits, city agencies, and individuals who participate in our research. Brenda also conducts qualitative research to ensure that our findings are informed by the perspective of communities most impacted by the programs and policies we study.

Prior to coming to the Labs, she was a paralegal at the National Immigrant Justice Center. Brenda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis with a concentration in Psychology from Pomona College and an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Outside of work, Brenda enjoys spending time outdoors, practicing guitar, and volunteering for the Posse Foundation.