Jalisa Holifield is a Project Manager in the Poverty Lab. Jalisa works on a research project with Chicago Public Schools and two projects with DFSS.

Jalisa received her master’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in Economic and Community Development from Illinois State University. Jalisa has served as a Data Analyst Fellow for the McLean County Jail and Program Coordinator for Nutrition Education at a choice food pantry through AmeriCorps. Most recently, Jalisa worked as a Research Assistant with the Metropolitan Planning Council.