Brenda is a Senior Implementation Manager at the Crime Lab and Education Lab. She serves as a bridge for learning and collaboration between research teams, non-profits, city agencies, and individuals who participate in our research. Brenda also conducts qualitative research to ensure that our findings are informed by the perspective of communities most impacted by the programs and policies we study.
Prior to coming to the Labs, she was a paralegal at the National Immigrant Justice Center. Brenda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis with a concentration in Psychology from Pomona College and an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.
Back to Our Future (B2OF)
Back to Our Future (B2OF) is an effort to re-engage disconnected youth and connect them back to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) or other education completion opportunities.
Supporting Enlace Chicago and New Life Centers with Data-Driven Proactive Outreach
Using a data-driven approach, the Crime Lab provides individual referrals to help outreach organizations Enlace Chicago and New Life Centers target their services to people who may be at the highest risk for gun violence involvement in the near future.