Leonardo Restrepo
Research Analyst
Center on Education Data and Policy
As a teacher turned analyst, my goal is to make data accessible to educators and educator activists. Quantification is just one tool of many, but it democratizes and normalizes differences that are untenable under a free and just society, and I hope to use rigorous quantitative methods to improve public policy outcomes.

Leonardo Restrepo is a research analyst in the Center on Education Data and Policy at the Urban Institute. He has worked as a special educator in Brooklyn and in evidence-based student loan policy research. His research interests include school segregation, student loan models, and inequity in student-life outcomes.

Restrepo holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in learning analytics from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Research Areas
Aging and retirement
Children and youth
Climate change, disasters, and community resilience
Crime, justice, and safety
Economic mobility and inequality
Health and health care
Housing finance
Land use
Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Nonprofits and philanthropy
Race and equity
Sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression
Social safety net
State and local finance
Taxes and budgets
Wealth and financial well-being