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Joycelyn Ovalle

Joycelyn Ovalle

Research Associate


Joycelyn Ovalle is a research associate in the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, where she manages projects and conducts research that focuses on mechanisms to increase philanthropic capital in and with underinvested communities. Her research projects touch on multiple subject areas, including impact investing, charitable giving trends, and the impacts of tax policy on the nonprofit sector.

Before joining Urban, Ovalle was a research assistant at Texas A&M University, where she supported research on grantmaking patterns across Texas.

Ovalle holds a BA in political science from Sam Houston State University and an MPA from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.