Research Associate @ Urban Strategies Council
Rania Ahmed is an urban thinker who values utilizing geo-spatial, quantitative, and qualitative research methods to deliver initiatives that ensure social well-being. She holds M.A. in Urban Affairs from the University of San Francisco, a B.Sc. in Urban Planning from Cairo University in Egypt, and is an alumnus of the first Wellesley College’s cohort of Women in Public Service Project (WPSP), an initiative Launched by Hillary Clinton to advance women to positions of influence in governments and civic organizations worldwide. A career highlight includes producing maps for the, book Cairo: Center in Movement, funded by the French research institute, Institut de Recherché pour le Developpement (IRD). As a Research Associate at Urban Strategies Council (USC), Rania brings compassion into utilizing the power of data analysis to develop policy recommendations for the public good in the San Francisco Bay Area. Urban Strategies Council is a 30-year-old research and advocacy organization whose mission is to build partnerships, share knowledge and innovate for equity and opportunity by focusing on areas of economic security and public education.