Ruth Gourevitch is a research assistant in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Her current research projects include an evaluation of the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative; an evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities National Resource Network; and a research study on emerging partnerships in the health and housing sector. In addition, she assists on projects related to mobility from poverty, promoting economic inclusion, and understanding the effects of neighborhood change on residents.
Before joining Urban, Gourevitch participated in internships at New York University’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and Brown University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform. She graduated with honors from Brown with a BA in urban studies. Her undergraduate thesis research focused on urban development politics in Providence, Rhode Island, assessing the underlying motivations that drive different stakeholder groups to promote economic growth.