Jaureese (Reese) Gaines provides research support for the BAM and SAGA evaluations.

Before joining Urban Labs, Reese was an intern for the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-IL), and the Office of Innovation and Research at the District of Columbia Public Schools. Reese holds a BA in political science with a concentration in law and politics from Pomona College.

In his spare time, Reese likes playing pickup basketball, reading Supreme Court cases, and spending time with family.