Tina Chelidze is a policy associate in the Research to Action Lab, where she works with local governments to promote economic mobility. She helps inform policy change at the local, state, and organizational levels by translating research into actionable insights. Before joining Urban, Chelidze worked at Opportunity Insights, a nonprofit organization at Harvard University that translates economic research to identify barriers to economic opportunity and develop scalable solutions that empower economic mobility. She previously worked at Research Improving People’s Lives (formerly known as the Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab) as a policy analyst for the Rhode Island Department of Education. Chelidze received her BA in economic theory and mathematics with a minor in creative writing from New York University, and she holds a master of public affairs degree from Brown University, where she specialized in data-driven policy.