Kriti Ramakrishnan is a policy analyst in the Research to Action Lab at the Urban Institute, where she works on projects related to increasing upward mobility and economic mobility for low-wage workers. Her research interests include zoning, fair housing, and state preemption. Before joining Urban, she interned at the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the Cook County Department of Corrections, where she researched violence prevention initiatives and supported reentry programming for people with histories of substance abuse. Her undergraduate research focused on housing choice voucher discrimination in Chicago and other barriers to fair housing.
Ramakrishnan graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in public policy studies.