National Poverty Fellow
Shoshana Shapiro is a National Poverty Fellow for 2023–2024 in residence in the Office of Community Services in the Administration for Children and Families. She will complete her PhD in Public Policy and Sociology at the University of Michigan in Summer 2023. Shapiro’s research interests include the geography of poverty and the human services safety net, with a focus on policy research to support access to the safety net for all Americans. Her dissertation research examined equity in access to the nonprofit human services safety net using quantitative analysis of national administrative data and mixed methods. Shapiro is originally from Upstate New York and has previously worked in the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and as a middle school English teacher. Shapiro is mentored by IRP Affiliate Scott Allard and Rebekah Selekman, Senior Researcher at Mathematica.