Kim Smith is the Associate Director of the Crime & Education Labs where she works across a portfolio of research projects in close partnership with government agencies and local nonprofits. Her work includes research on innovative approaches for improving academic outcomes and reducing both violence and the harms of the criminal justice system. Prior to joining the Urban Labs, Kim managed a portfolio of randomized controlled trials testing the effectiveness of financial products at Innovations for Poverty Action in New Haven, CT. Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from McGill University.