Kate Agnelli is a research associate with a state criminal justice agency in Virginia. She holds an M.S.W. with a concentration in administration and community practice from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.A. in History from University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Kate has worked as a fair housing researcher, investigator, and advocate at a non-profit housing advocacy agency in Richmond, VA, which strongly informed her commitment to community-engaged social work practice and research and a desire to push for a better understanding of social welfare policy and social work.