I was drawn to the Urban Institute because Urban's research helps vulnerable communities and because Urban provides a wide array of research on such areas as health care, criminal justice, and education.
As an administrative assistant, Lili Kiefer helps Khuloud Odeh and other members of the IT department with projects and scheduling. Before coming to the Urban Institute, she worked at the Lung Cancer Alliance, where she assisted with all outreach and support programs. She was also the administrative coordinator for the Marriott Marquis Jobs Training Program at Goodwill of Greater Washington. While at Goodwill, Kiefer helped recruit more than 1,080 DC residents into the training program. She also interned as a communications assistant at a local Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Carolina.