Rita Hirami is a Project Manager in the Inclusive Economy Lab, overseeing projects in the postsecondary education and workforce development portfolios. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and linguistics, and completed an AmeriCorps term of service at College Possible prior to joining Urban Labs. A lifelong Chicagoan, she is passionate about effecting change in the city she loves through research, volunteering, and advocacy.