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Andrew Karas

Andrew Karas

Research Assistant

I am fascinated by schools, public transit, affordable housing, and labor markets. These systems can help society move toward a more just and equitable future. It’s energizing to work at the Urban Institute, where people believe that knowledge and reform can help bring about a brighter future.


Andrew Karas is a research assistant in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute. He is interested in the challenges inner-city families face as well as the opportunities for local government to intervene. As an intern at the Chicago Transit Authority and on a gubernatorial campaign, Karas explored job access, job training, and high school education.

Karas graduated from Swarthmore College with a bachelor’s degree in math with a minor in public policy. His academic work focused on urban studies, particularly transportation planning.


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