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Kim Cassel

Director of Evidence-Based Policy

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Todd Spoth

Kim has extensive experience conducting rigorous research and applying its findings to improve the effectiveness of social policy. Before joining Arnold Ventures, she worked for the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, nonpartisan Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy. While at the Coalition, Kim helped to develop policy proposals aimed at increasing the effectiveness of social spending and performed evidence reviews for a wide range of audiences, including federal officials, foundation leaders, and social service providers.

Prior to her work at the Coalition, Kim served as a research analyst at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she managed data operations for federally funded longitudinal research studies, including large randomized controlled trials, focused on preventing aggression and violence for inner-city youth. Kim graduated cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and German from Wake Forest University.

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