Warren Lowell is a joint-degree doctoral student in the departments of public policy and sociology. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Cornell University in 2014 and obtained his Master's in Public Policy with a minor in Population Studies from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota in 2019. Warren has a background in social work, providing case management and therapeutic supports for children and families in Ithaca, New York and Boston, Massachusetts for several years before returning to academia. At the University of Minnesota, he held a number of research positions focused on housing policy, social welfare, and homelessness, including a position at the Future Services Institute, a special research position on Governor Dayton's Housing Task Force, and a research fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare. At Duke, Warren hopes to continue developing his training in mixed methods including ethnographic, demographic, and econometric techniques to further his advocacy for communities, families, and children.