Pear Moraras is a research associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Moraras has over 10 years of experience in data analytics, research, and evaluation in the nonprofit and public sectors, specifically in community health and human services.
Before joining Urban, Moraras was the housing and homelessness evaluation lead at the King County (WA) Department of Community and Human Services for four years. In this role, she led a team of evaluators providing performance measurement and operational support to the King County Homeless Response System as well as research evaluation support to study its efforts.
Moraras holds a BA in anthropology from the University of Virginia and a MPH from the University of Washington.