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Katie Zager is a Social Research Specialist whose work focuses on using data to make visible many of the invisible disparities that lurk in our region.
"I was drawn to geography because of its emphasis on place as a connector between so many different issues; where people live and work can have an impact on economic and health outcomes, people's ability to access basic goods and services, and how people relate to the world around them," she said.
The Urban Institute is a part of the Office of Urban Research and Community Engagement (formerly known as Metropolitan Studies), which is a unit of Academic Affairs. Our mission is to provide community-based research services to local, regional, and state-level clients. Off-campus partners include local governments, non-profit organizations, and community groups.