Ms. Schmitt uses quantitative and qualitative analysis to help clients assess their impact, evaluate their programming, and clarify their policy goals for Reinvestment Fund. She is currently working on a national study supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to understand the different ways museums and libraries contribute to the quality of life in their local communities, an analysis of minority homeownership in Pennsylvania, and a Market Value Analysis of St. Louis, Missouri.
Prior to joining Reinvestment Fund, Ms. Schmitt was an analyst at several place-based research organizations including The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia Research Initiative, Temple University’s Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project and the Center City District. She got her start working with local government data at the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Records and Department of Revenue. Ms. Schmitt has a bachelor’s degree from McGill University and a master’s degree in geography and urban studies from Temple University.