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Jess Dorrance

March 20, 2017

In her role as Senior Project Manager, Jess Dorrance leads much of the center’s evaluation work in asset-building, consumer financial services, and financial capability. She conducts research and analysis to understand what products and programs promote economic security and mobility for low-wealth households and communities. She is particularly interested in opportunities for households to build savings, and in the intersection of financial, physical and emotional health.

Allison Freeman

March 16, 2017

Allison Freeman’s research considers the wealth gap in the United States and how access to financial services, both credit and debt instruments, might exacerbate or redress economic inequality. Her work also explores how attributes of place affect lower-income people’s ability to move up the economic ladder.