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Mina Addo, MS

  • Student, PhD in Social Welfare

Cohort: 2017-2018

Advisor: Dr. Amy Castro Baker

Research Interests

Consumer financial services

Urban poverty

Financial insecurity and mental health

Mina Addo is a first year doctoral student at SP2. Her research interests include consumer financial services, urban poverty, and the intersection between financial insecurity and mental health. She is currently collaborating with her advisor, Dr. Amy Castro Baker, on a project to evaluate family financial and behavioral outcomes from a social service provider collaborative. Before joining the program, Mina was based in New York City and worked as a project manager for a community development organization. Mina’s previous experience includes working as a fiscal and policy analyst at a think tank, serving as a health and education policy adviser in the U.S. Senate and providing public policy and communications counsel to nonprofit organizations. Mina received her MS in Urban Policy Analysis and Management at The New School and her BS from The University of Michigan.

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