Katherine N. Gan
(Sociology & Social Policy, May 2010)
Thesis Title: Women’s Hiring in Context: Structural Opportunities for Discretionary Hiring
Committee: Christopher Winship (chair), Frank Dobbin, and Kathryn Edin
Initial Placement: Senior Analyst (2010-12) and Associate/Scientist (2012-17), Abt Associates, Bethesda, MD
Current Position: Senior Social Scientist, The Lab @ DC, Washington, DC
Katie is a Senior Social Scientist in The Lab @ DC. She partners with agencies to develop evidence-based policies and programs for the District. She helps agencies learn what works by applying evidence to their work and by developing and implementing projects to generate rigorous evidence they can learn from. Katie earned a B.A. in economics and sociology from Trinity University and a Ph.D. in social policy and sociology from Harvard University. A Ward 2 resident, Katie can often be found with her husband and dog searching for their next good meal with friends.