Policy Analyst
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Ayan Goran was a Policy Analyst at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality. She conducted qualitative and quantitative policy research on projects related to postsecondary education, caregiving, health care, and human service delivery.

Prior to joining the Center, Ayan served as the Community Development Intern for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, where she authored an analysis of COVID-19 resilience among local direct service providers. She also worked as a Research Fellow on the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality’s American Voices Project, conducting interviews with people in households across the northeastern United States about their experiences with poverty, access to benefits programs, and making ends meet.

Ayan graduated with Distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she received an MSc in International Social and Public Policy and specialized in migration policy. She also graduated summa cum laude from Villanova University with a B.A. in both Political Science and Communication, a minor in Arabic & Islamic Studies, and a concentration in Peace & Justice Studies.

She loves thrifting, word games, and going to the movies.