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Sonia Torres Rodríguez is a research analyst in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Rodríguez’s research interests include racial equity, community empowerment, and economic mobility.

Before joining Urban, Torres Rodríguez was a research fellow for Stanford’s American Voices Project, a national qualitative and ethnographic study of poverty and inequality in the United States.

Sonia graduated from Rice University with a bachelor of arts degree in mathematical economic analysis.