Matt Smith works with the communications team to raise awareness of Urban Labs’ work in Chicago and beyond.

Prior to his current role, he was a Research Manager at Crime Lab New York, focusing on youth violence reduction. Before joining Urban Labs, he worked for six years on criminal justice policy on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

He holds a BA in Government from St. Lawrence University and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys sailing, hiking, and working to improve his mediocre cooking.