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Golnar Teimouri

Criminal Justice Research Manager (she/her)

Golnar is responsible for managing research grants focusing on corrections which include prison reform, community supervision, fine and fees reform, and reintegration. She helps identify, develop, and implement research agendas that assess criminal legal system, covering all four areas of corrections.

Prior to Joining Arnold Ventures, Golnar worked in the Office of the Mayor in Chicago, holding a variety of positions from legislative and government affairs liaison to senior risk analyst and most recently, public safety policy advisory for research and data. As a public safety policy advisor, she was responsible for making sure all public safety policies were data-driven and evidence-based. She was also in charge of identifying research partners and overseeing the evaluation of all public safety initiatives such as Chicago’s Crisis Assistance Response and Engagement Pilot, as well as Chicago’s comprehensive plan for violence reduction’s annual assessment. While her main role was in public safety, she also managed, oversaw, and implemented various city-wide data sharing initiatives, including the first ever Master Data Sharing Agreement between the City of Chicago and Northwestern University to facilitate research.

Golnar received her master’s degree from University of Chicago in social sciences with a focus on political science and data science. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in human rights from University of California, Berkeley. She is originally from Tehran, Iran and loves discussing everything Persian!

Meet the Team

Criminal Justice

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Grants

Arnold Ventures funds projects to understand problems and identify policy solutions.

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