Data Analyst II and Qualitative Data Specialist
Alyssa Kogan joined MAPC’s Data Services Department in May 2019 to work on cross-disciplinary data analysis and mapping for local and regional planning projects. Her recent projects include an Electric Vehicle Charging Site Suitability Analysis for Beverly, a Fair Housing Needs Analysis for Arlington, and the creation of an online, interactive map for SNAP-Ed.
Prior to joining MAPC, Alyssa worked as an Analyst in the Department of Health and Environment at Abt Associates. There, she worked on mixed-methods evaluation and research design, including surveys, qualitative interviews, focus group facilitation, and qualitative analysis for issues such as mental health, HIV/AIDS, social and economic policy, and poverty. During her time at Tufts, she also served as the evaluator for the Community Preservation Act in Somerville, independently designing and conducting the evaluation.
Alyssa holds a Master of Science in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, where she wrote her Master’s Thesis on the use of GIS to quantitatively assess green gentrification. Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
Areas of Expertise: Geographic information systems (GIS), suitability analysis, qualitative research, data management, federal, local, and regional datasets