We live in a world full of pain and confusion that causes many to despair. However, I believe research can help provide hope, create greater empathy, and actually fix problems instead of simply illuminating them. Urban does an outstanding job of producing high-quality research that helps tackle issues that prevent those in poverty from achieving socioeconomic mobility. I look forward to helping Urban find and create innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems.
Travis Reginal is a research assistant in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute. He is interested in the intersection of deviance, race, and class, as well as the use of emotional intelligence programs to prevent crime and reduce recidivism. He graduated from Yale University with a BA in sociology and a concentration in African American and education studies.