Community Development Research Analyst
Areas of Expertise
Theresa Dunne is a community development research analyst in the Community Development and Regional Outreach Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Her research interests lie at the intersection of community development and public health. Currently, she works on topics related to digital equity and device access, equitable wealth in the city of Philadelphia, and the broad economic impacts of anchor institutions on regional economies.
Theresa’s research has examined disparities in digital device access across Pennsylvania to help state and local policymakers understand where gaps exist. The findings inform a national effort to expand access to broadband and digital devices to underserved communities.
Before joining the Bank, Theresa interned at the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, where she conducted housing research and data analysis on community change in Baltimore. In that role, Theresa developed skills in helping local leaders and community members easily access and use data to inform their decisions.
Theresa has a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Illinois and a B.A. in history from the College of Wooster.