As a senior analyst on the Research and Advisory team, Devon is a key contributor to ICIC’s foundational research on inner cities, including work on the definition of an inner city and on inner cities’ economic and social conditions. Working with Census data and GIS mapping tools, Devon applies expertise in statistics and computer programming to support research using ICIC’s State of the Inner City Economies database.
Prior to joining ICIC, Devon worked as a data analyst for the City of Walla Walla, Washington, contextualizing Census data to compile a report for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to further fair housing in Walla Walla. Additionally, they have used their quantitative analysis and creative problem solving skills in physics research and mathematical modeling. They are passionate about the intersections of mathematics, economics, education, housing, and social justice. Devon holds a B.A. in Economics-Mathematics from Whitman College. They are one of the founding members of the Whitman College Students and Alumni of Color Coalition, working with students and alumni of color to build community and facilitate connection.