Sofia Hinojosa is a research assistant in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Her research has focused on health equity, immigration policy, and strengthening safety net programs.
Prior to this role, Hinojosa worked at the Poverty and Race Research Action Council. She also served as a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow, conducting anti-hunger and anti-poverty research with the Western Center on Law and Poverty in Los Angeles and the Root Cause Coalition in Washington, DC. Hinojosa has also completed health policy fellowships at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and received a certificate in health equity and leadership research and a specialization on the influence of social determinants of health from the University of Michigan.
Hinojosa graduated with honors from American University, where she earned a BA in public health and a certification in community-based participatory research.