The Research to Action Lab at the Urban Institute is, to me, an irreplaceable part of the important work done at Urban. Research can be helpful to policymakers only if it can be understood, be replicated at scale, and comes with technical assistance from highly qualified practitioners. The Lab is the vehicle that translates Urban’s cutting-edge research into actionable progress.
Martha Fedorowicz is a policy associate in the Research to Action Lab at the Urban Institute, where she works with local government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and nonprofits to deliver technical assistance and translate research into practical tools for policymakers. Before joining Urban, Fedorowicz was a special projects administrator with the City of Lansing’s Department of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement and a summer policy associate in the City of Detroit’s Department of Neighborhoods. A recent graduate of the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, she specialized in neighborhood development, local government innovation, civic engagement, and housing policy. Fedorowicz has a BA in political science and French from the University of Michigan and served as a youth development Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco from 2012 to 2014.