Kelly Davila

Senior Research Analyst

Kelly Davila comes to The Polis Center with a background in public policy research and urban planning.  Her major areas of emphasis include spatial analysis, spatial statistics, public policy analysis, and demographically-informed policy research.  She holds a Masters of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa, where she attended as a Dean’s Graduate Research Fellow.  She also holds a Masters of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she studied the social, political, and geographical indicators of community disinvestment through the lens of mobility.  Her experience includes a combination of academic research, applied social science (including archaeology, museum curation, and oral history), and transportation planning for city government.  She’s a native of San Antonio, Texas and an alumna of the University of Texas at Austin.