Elly Schoen

Systems & Data Manager

Elly Schoen (she/they) is the Systems & Data Manager at Neighborhood Data for Social Change, a project of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. 

Prior to joining the Lusk Center, Elly worked at the USC Price Center for Social Innovation for six years. Her various roles included building out the Center’s data infrastructure, launching the Homelessness Policy Research Institute (HPRI) and the Neighborhood Data for Social Change (NDSC) platform, and training graduate research assistants in foundational data and research skills. In their current role, Elly continues to manage the NDSC platform, where they work with community-based partners to use data to inform equitable policies and build power in Los Angeles County neighborhoods.

Elly received a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) from the USC Price School in 2018. She is originally from New Orleans; and prior to moving to Southern California, she worked at Catholic Charities and helped launch a start-up culinary and hospitality school in the city.

Elly is passionate about advancing systems-level solutions to intersectional social problems and is an advocate for anti-racism in both their professional and personal life.

Work Products

South LA All In Community Survey

Resilience and Rebuilding: Recommendations for an Equitable Recovery in South Los Angeles

Home Affordability in the USC Area

Transformative Climate Communities Report (prepared for the South Los Angeles Climate Commons) 

NDSC Criminal Justice Data Initiative: Year 1 Wrap Report

Small Business Lending Inequities during COVID-19

City of Los Angeles Women’s Housing Gaps Analysis

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