Kate Cooney, Phd, MSW, received her graduate degrees from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. She grew up in Washington DC in the 1970s and 1980s. The stark economic differences between neighborhoods in the DC of that era inspired a deep interest and curiousity about cities, inequality, racial injustice and American history as it pertains to current urban landscapes. She created and conceived of the Inclusive Economic Development Lab course at the Yale School of Management and the CitySCOPE podcast. Please reach out if you have an idea for a future lab topic or for more conversation on Season 1.