Civically engaged in Philadelphia, Kyle DeMaria recognized that research could be used to help understand spatial and economic inequalities. In his role as a Community Development Research Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, he strives to illuminate the barriers to economic mobility for low- and moderate-income people and share research that can inform equitable development strategies. He looks closely at employment and occupational transitions, transportation and job access, college access and student success, and housing and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Kyle is an M.P.A. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government and has a B.A. in human geography with a minor in economics from the College of William & Mary. He is also an adjunct instructor at Drexel University.