Olivia Jin

Research Specialist II

Olivia is a research specialist at the Eviction Lab. She graduated from Middlebury College where she majored in Economics with a minor in Mathematics. As an undergraduate, she worked as a research assistant examining the effects of economic hardships during an economic transition on attitudes toward market reforms and other policies in post-communist Russia. For her undergraduate thesis, she examined the impacts of self-perceived economic welfare on life satisfaction, and its policy implications. At the lab, she is working on projects involving better understanding neighborhood poverty and stability, the effects of evictions on educational outcomes, as well as evictions during the pandemic. As a researcher, she is interested in delving deeper into the problems of poverty and inequality.