Research Analyst, Low-Wage Workers and Communities Policy Area

Yu joined MDRC in 2016. She is a quantitative researcher in the Low Wage Workers and Communities policy area, performing analysis for several housing-related projects, including the Rent Reform Demonstration and the Moving to Work Santa Clara project, both of which evaluate changes to Housing Choice Voucher Program rules. She also serves as a researcher and digital designer for the Chicago Community Networks project, a mixed-methods social network analysis study of local collaborations in nine Chicago neighborhoods that publishes its findings both in the form of print reports and as a series of interactive web features. Yu holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in English literature and computer science from Columbia University.