Appointed as Policy Analyst, Reinvestment Fund


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, Geography, Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Position Description

Reinvestment Fund is a 30-year-old Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) whose mission is to build wealth and opportunity for low-wealth people and places through the promotion of socially and environmentally responsible development. We are a national leader in rebuilding America’s distressed towns and cities, through the innovative use of capital and information. Reinvestment Fund has invested $1.5 billion in communities since 1985. As a CDFI, we finance housing, community facilities, schools, community health centers, healthy food access, commercial real estate, and energy efficiency projects. We also provide public policy expertise by helping clients create actionable solutions and by sharing data and analyses via

The Policy Analyst will report, principally, to the Chief Policy Analyst in Reinvestment Fund’s Policy Solutions group. Additionally, we expect that the fellow will be engaged in our recently launched Invest Health Initiative and as such will work together with the Chief of Strategic Initiatives and incoming Invest Health Initiative Director. Responsibilities of the Policy Analyst position include the design and execution of mission-oriented research for the Policy Solutions department and multi-faceted support for the Invest Health Initiative (i.e., content development, support of participating cities and Program Director). The portfolio of projects on which the Policy Analyst works will be a mix of research activities for our external clients, internal impact assessment efforts, as well as the Invest Health Initiative.