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Alana Kim

Policy Analyst

Ms. 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. Ms. Kim has a Master of City Planning from the Weitzman School of Design at University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on community economic development, GIS, and digital geographies, and a Bachelor of Art in Geography and International Political Economy from University of Washington.