Alana Kim is a Policy Analyst for Reinvestment Fund, where she conducts quantitative and qualitative research for topics related to housing, high-quality childcare, place-based public policy interventions, and community social wellbeing. She supports the team’s research projects that help all levels of governments, philanthropies, community organizations, as well as Reinvestment Fund’s lending department, respond to community needs by using data-driven, place-based tools. Ms. Kim first joined Policy Solutions as an intern, contributing to the Early Childhood Education Analytics for Philadelphia and Atlanta, as well as Limited Supermarket Access (LSA) analysis.
Previously, Ms. Kim’s research experiences involved gentrification, food systems planning, rural development policies in China, and spatial data management. She has a Master of City Planning degree from the Weitzman School of Design at University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on community economic development, GIS, and digital geographies, and a B.A. in Geography and International Political Economy from University of Washington.
Jacob Rosch conducts quantitative and qualitative research at Reinvestment Fund. His most recent projects have investigated the supply of uncertified child care in the Philadelphia area, the impact of scattered site housing projects, and the role of “middle market” neighborhoods in legacy cities. At Reinvestment Fund, Mr. Rosch leads projects to help philanthropic, government, and private investors design strategies to support the expansion of high quality childcare, build healthy and thriving communities, and improve the lives of residents and families in disadvantaged communities.
Prior to joining Policy Solutions, Mr. Rosch spent six years as a consultant working with clients in the K-12 and higher education sectors on a wide range of topics including school finance, teacher quality, accountability, online education, and university budgeting. His work has been published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the Chicago Policy Review.
Ira Goldstein, Ph.D., is the President of Policy Solutions at Reinvestment Fund, a results-oriented, socially responsible community investment group. Dr. Goldstein has conducted detailed spatial and statistical analyses in many cities and regions across the US.
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