Bea Halbach-Singh

Bea is a research associate at the Vera Institute of Justice. She conducts research for the In Our Backyards initiative​ and contributes to reports and other publications that help shed light on the crisis of mass incarceration in the nation's smaller cities, towns, and rural areas. Prior to joining Vera, Bea worked as an evaluation specialist with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, where she helped to conceptualize measurement strategies and evaluate the impact of the Foundation's grantmaking across a range of portfolios focused on improving health and education for children living in urban poverty. Bea received a BA in economics and Asian studies with a minor in Mandarin from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.