Kate Thomas is a research analyst in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute. Her work mainly focuses on supportive housing programs and other housing interventions for high-need families and youth, youth employment and homelessness, and youth aging out of foster care. She contributes to impact evaluations by analyzing administrative data, program data, and survey data to evaluate program impacts.
Her past projects have used both quantitative and qualitative methods to study disparities in college access, metropolitan housing, and social vulnerability to natural and industrial disasters. Thomas graduated with honors and a distinction in research from Rice University, earning a BA in statistics and policy studies with a minor in sociology.