Terri Zhu manages research and technical assistance projects in the areas of workforce development and income support.

Prior to joining Urban Labs, she co-founded and managed Louis’ Groceries, a food desert initiative that combined grocery retail with behavioral economics research on food choice.

Terri holds a BA in German literature and cultural history from Columbia University, an MPP from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, and a PhD in Germanic studies from UChicago.

In her spare time (and at work), she enjoys punishing her interlocutors with bad puns.