Liza Getsinger is chief of staff at the Urban Institute, where she works closely with the president and senior leadership team. Her expertise blends management, policy, and practice, with a focus on helping connect government, philanthropic, civic, and private-sector leaders with the evidence they need to solve problems.
Before joining Urban, Getsinger worked at the National Housing Conference, where she helped craft policy, legislative, and programmatic initiatives on budget and tax issues; the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regulatory and programmatic functioning; and neighborhood restoration. In Austin, Texas, she held several positions focused on youth services and affordable housing.
A graduate of DePaul University, Getsinger holds a master’s degree in public affairs with a concentration in social and economic policy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where she was an endowed fellowship recipient.