Margo Pottebaum, BA

Research Analyst

Margo graduated from UC Berkeley in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics and Economics and completed an honors thesis analyzing the effects of bail reform in reducing mass incarceration and racial disparities within the criminal justice system. Prior to joining BHHI, Margo worked as a research assistant on housing insecurity related projects at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and as a research program manager on USAID-ASEAN projects regarding conflict prevention and gender equality within Southeast Asia. Margo is passionate about utilizing research to address poverty and inequality and to tackle the deeply rooted issue of homelessness and housing insecurity. In her free time, Margo enjoys traveling, soccer, film photography, road trips, hikes, and spending time with friends.