Staff Profile: Vincent Quan

What do you do at J-PAL? I am a Policy Manager at J-PAL North America. In my role, I support evidence-based policymaking by forming new research partnerships, distilling key policy lessons from research, and assisting policymakers in their use of randomized evaluations.

What drew you to want to work at J-PAL? I have always sought out professional opportunities to help our society’s most marginalized communities. While I enjoy academia, I believe research should be used to shape real-life solutions to our world’s most pressing problems. For this reason, J-PAL’s mission to reduce poverty through evidence-based policymaking really resonated with me.  vincent_quan

What is your favorite place in the world that you have been? Kyoto. When you’re there, it feels like you’ve been transported back in time!

If you had a million dollars to donate, what would you give it to? An organization that provides meaningful, career-track job opportunities to formerly incarcerated youth.

Read Vincent’s bio on the J-PAL North America website.

Author: J-PAL North America

J-PAL North America seeks to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. We do this through research, outreach, and training. We collaborate with decision-makers to generate clear, scientific evidence on which approaches work and why. We catalyze and support randomized evaluations, communicate evidence to help translate research into action, and build policymakers’ capacity to create and use evidence.

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