Lauren Ilano


Stop LAPD Spying Coalition


Los Angeles, CA, USA


Lauren Ilano is a PhD candidate in the Higher Education and Organizational Change program at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Her research is broadly concerned with how we measure the social and economic impact of university growth and expansion, especially within urban communities of color. Her mixed-methods dissertation combines community counterstories with geospatial statistical analyses of housing, employment, and crime data to explore the multifaceted impact of university expansion on campus-adjacent urban communities of color in Los Angeles and Baltimore. She holds an MA in Higher Education and Organizational Change from UCLA and a BA in Psychology and Gender Studies from UC Davis.