Sarah Strochak is a research assistant in the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She works with researchers to analyze data, write blog posts, and produce data visualizations for the center’s work on access to credit, homeownership, and affordable housing. Strochak received a BA with honors in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, with minors in city and regional planning and geospatial information science and technology. While at Berkeley, she was a student fellow for the University of California Carbon Neutrality Initiative and a research assistant at the Terner Center for Housing Innovation. For her senior honors thesis, she developed a methodology for analyzing mandatory foreclosure mediation laws.