Paige Sonoda is a research assistant in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute. She focuses on qualitative research and is on the social safety net team. She graduated cum laude from Bates College, earning a BA in psychology and sociology. Sonoda received the Drake Bradley Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research for her senior thesis work on multiracial Asian American identity and racialization. At Bates, she assisted with a content analysis of community action agencies, working to identify framings of poverty within the nonprofit industrial complex. She also completed a research internship with the American Institutes for Research in its workforce development office.