Johanna Lacoe is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the USC Price School of Public Policy and the Lusk Center for Real Estate. She will receive her Ph.D in Public Administration in May 2013 from New York University, where she also received her M.P.A. At NYU, Johanna was an Institute for Education Sciences-Funded Interdisciplinary Pre-Doctoral Training Fellow (IES-PIRT). She received her A.B. in Political Science from Brown University. Johanna’s research investigates the causes and consequences of urban social problems with a particular focus on crime and safety, education, and housing.