Amber Farrell

Associate Policy Analyst

Amber Farrell is an Associate Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. At Chapin Hall, Farrell assists with research tasks including project management, managing and analyzing data, writing and interpreting quantitative analyses, and applying geospatial analytic techniques to build maps and analyses. Topically, Farrell’s work centers on issues related to child welfare and juvenile justice. She is interested the structural violence deployed through these systems and their impact on the spatial and social configurations of urban communities.

Prior to working at Chapin Hall, Farrell was a 2017 Mayoral Fellow in the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office. She worked directly with Mayor’s Office staff in various areas of city government to advance policy priorities. She was also a Research Assistant at Great Cities Institute where she coordinated research and communications with partner agencies, independently produced crime research reports and data analysis, and assisted with the production of an implementation plan for strategies to reduce violent crime in Peoria, IL.

Farrell holds a Master of Arts in Urban Planning and Policy from University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Stanford University.

Master of Arts in Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy, Stanford University