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Lucinda Cannady

Lucinda Cannady

Institute Administrator

Office: Sewall Hall 272

Contact: 713-348-5326,

Kiara Douds

Kiara Douds
Post-baccalaureate Fellow

B.A., Rice University

Office: Sewall 274

Contact: 713-348-4132,

Kiara is a native Houstonian and graduated from Rice in May 2013 with a degree in Psychology. Following her post-bac fellowship, she hopes to attend a graduate program for Sociology. Her research interests include urban education, poverty policy, and perceptions of inequality.

Shauna DunnShauna Dunn
HERC Program Manager

Office: Sewall Hall 252

Contact: 713-348-2802,

Maria Figueroa

Maria I. Figueroa
Program Coordinator, Community Bridges

B.A., Rice University

Office: Sewall 274

Contact: 713-348-4132,

Amy Hodges

Amy Hodges

Senior Media Relations Specialist, Office of Public Affairs

Office: Allen Center, Suite 200M

Contact: 713-348-6777, 

Jie Wu

Jie Wu
Research Project Manager
M.A., Rice University
Ph.D., In Progress, Rice University
Interests: Human Capital, Migration, Education, Survey Research and Applied Econometrics

Office: Sewall 270

Contact:  713-348-3856,

Alex Wyatt

Alex Wyatt

Web & Social Media Specialist

Office: Baker Hall 180

Contact: 713-348-2181,