Reniya Dinkins is a Senior Research Assistant in the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. In partnership with program vice president and director Amy Liu, Dinkins conducts research and analysis on inclusive local economic growth and the intersection of economic, workforce, and community development policies. Dinkins previously worked as a development coordinator and program facilitator training young women to run for elected office at Running Start. Dinkins also interned at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Thurgood Marshall Institute, the Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative for Civil and Political Rights, and the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights. Dinkins holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology from Columbia University, where she was a John W. Kluge scholar.