Office: JEF 102
Pamela Stephens holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA and Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from UC Berkeley. She conducts quantitative analysis across PERE/CSII’s areas of research. She is one of the core staff working on PERE’s partnership with PolicyLink making the economic case for equity in our nation’s regions and cities, primarily through the National Equity Atlas. As part of the Atlas team, she produced an analysis of full employment for the Fed Up campaign and developed environmental health indicators as part of the White House Opportunity Project. Pamela is the staff lead on the quantitative analysis for a multiyear study on Latinos in South Los Angeles. She also works with the Data Manager to coordinate trainings for data analysts, reinforce analytical standards, and ensure rigor and accuracy in the center’s analyses.
Prior to PERE/CSII, Pamela worked as a research analyst for the Demographic Research Project at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles. She has also worked on research projects for the California Department of Housing and Community Development, the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing, and the Asian American Studies Center at UCLA. Before becoming a researcher, she worked in the Bay Area as an advocate for access to public health services: coordinating a youth peer education program centered on adolescent health and injury prevention, and providing advocacy support and direct service primarily to low-income women of color facing barriers in accessing reproductive health care.
Areas of expertise:
- Racial and regional equity
- Neighborhood-level analysis
- Data visualization and mapping