Navena Chaitoo

Navena Chaitoo is a research analyst with Vera’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections. She holds a MS in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in Economics and Political Science, magna cum laude, from Fordham University. Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, and Pi Sigma Alpha, Navena is also the recipient of a 2013 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. She is the co-author of a paper, “More Likely to Be Poor Whatever the Measure: Working-Age Persons with Disabilities in the United States,” that was published in 2014 by Social Science Quarterly. Prior to joining Vera, Navena was a research assistant for the Manhattan Supervised Release program at CASES.