Ann directs UPD’s economic mobility and analytics service areas, helping public sector and foundation clients identify, navigate, and sustain large change initiatives. She also provides subject matter expertise on UPD’s city and county equity assessment and strategy projects. Her work centers on how we can better use data to improve people’s lives while focusing on the human-side of programmatic and organizational change.
Recent projects include the design of a school-centered housing model for the City of Baltimore, the creation of a national set of data use cases to support economic mobility, the creation of San Diego County’s Office of Equity and Racial Justice, a year-long organization-wide transformation project with the New Mexico Public Education Department’s IT division, and continuous improvement implementation for nine turnaround schools in Virginia. Ann is also the instructor of the University of California Berkeley’s online course Data Governance for Public Decision Making.
Prior to joining UPD, Ann worked for the City Administrator of the District of Columbia implementing strategic initiatives across agencies, and she led performance improvement projects for DC’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education. She also worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture on their low-income nutrition programs.
Ann holds a Master of Public Policy from the Goldman School at the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Oberlin College