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Sierra Latham

Sierra Latham

Research Associate II

I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the Urban Institute. Through objective research, I aim to provide evidential support for effective policies, support community development initiatives, and evaluate means of expanding economic opportunity.


Sierra Latham is a research associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute.

Before joining Urban, Latham supported community development initiatives in Chicago as a research intern for RW Ventures LLC. She was also a quantitative research intern with the Migration Policy Institute and an analyst for the Energy and Security Group, a small consulting firm in northern Virginia.

Latham holds an MPP with a certificate in municipal finance from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and an MA in applied economics from Georgetown University.