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Karolina Ramos
Policy Associate
Research to Action Lab

Karolina Ramos is a policy associate in the Research to Action Lab at the Urban Institute, where she supports several research projects and manages partnerships on topics related to inclusive economies and equity-driven policymaking in communities.

Previously, Ramos worked to advance gender data in policymaking to improve outcomes for women and girls as a senior associate at the United Nations Foundation, and she researched civic technology and the social safety net with the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program. She has also served as a workforce development fellow with the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions center; in community development roles for the City of Burlington, Vermont; and as a White House intern during the Obama administration.

Ramos earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the George Washington University and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan.

Research Areas
Economic mobility and inequality
Race and equity
Social safety net
Income and wealth distribution