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Kathryn Reynolds

Kathryn Reynolds

Principal Policy Associate


Kate Reynolds is a principal policy associate with the Research to Action Lab at the Urban Institute. Her work focuses on equitable economic development and inclusive growth.

Previously, Reynolds was a Robert Bosch Foundation fellow in Berlin and Leipzig, Germany, where she researched Germany’s efforts to integrate recent migrants into its cities and housing markets. Before that, she served on the White House Council for Strong Cities, Strong Communities, a council founded by President Obama to help achieve economic recovery in US cities. As the council’s deputy director, Reynolds oversaw implementation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative in 14 cities nationwide and managed a council of representatives from 19 federal agencies. She was a 2011–13 Presidential Management Fellow.

Reynolds holds a master’s degree in public administration from New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she focused on public policy and urban development.