Emily Metz manages a portfolio of research projects on homelessness as well as an evaluation of Connect4Tots, a text messaging service for parents and guardians of toddlers.

Before joining Urban Labs, Emily worked for the Chicago Public Schools managing the process of opening new charter schools, as a research and policy analyst at the American Institutes for Research, and as a fellow in the Chicago Mayor’s Office. She holds a BA in English literature from Northwestern University and an MPP from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.