Alexandria Wilkins is a senior research assistant in the child welfare program area. She brings two years of experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis and specializes in supporting the evaluations of youth in foster care. Alexandria is interested in neighborhood change, specifically gentrification, and its impact on public schools and other systems that interact with young children.
Prior to joining Child Trends, Alexandria worked at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and studied the outcomes of infants entering the foster care system. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago where she studied human rights and public policy studies with a specialization in urban education. While pursuing her degree, Alexandria volunteered with a local after-school arts program and held a human rights summer fellowship where she helped create summer school curriculums in Brooklyn, New York.