Jasmine Simington is a research assistant in the Urban Institute's Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center. She works on projects for the Neighborhoods and Youth Development initiative and focuses on research surrounding neighborhoods and schools.
Simington's work focuses on place-based initiatives and community-based participatory research in Washington, DC, and other metropolitan areas around the country. Currently, she is part of the Housing Opportunities and Services Together demonstration and the Promoting Adolescent Sexual Health project in DC. She has also contributed to a study on partnerships between housing authorities and school districts in New Haven, Connecticut, and Vancouver, Washington.
Simington graduated from Yale University in 2014 with a BA in sociology with honors distinction. Her senior thesis focused on how New Haven's first medical respite program addressed structural barriers to health care for homeless people.