I am a Research Director at The People Lab at UC Berkeley, where I lead a portfolio of research on strengthening and diversifying the public sector workforce.

My research has been supported by grants from the Jameel - Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the Access to Justice Lab. I was a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow, Malcolm Hewitt Wiener Ph.D. Scholar in Poverty and Justice at the HKS Multidisciplinary Program on Inequality and Social Policy, and a Graduate Affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science.

I graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 2012, and worked as a Research Assistant at the NBER and Urban Institute before starting my Ph.D. I will receive my PhD in Public Policy in the Economics Track from Harvard in May 2022.

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Email: helen_ho@g.harvard.edu