Chanel Brown is a research associate in the Youth, Family, and Community Development program area at AIR. Her primary responsibilities include assisting in multiple qualitative and mixed methods research studies. She has experience in conducting interviews, focus groups, and data analysis. During her time at AIR, she has focused on out-of-school time, school integration, and college and career readiness research.
Previously, Brown completed two years of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. In 2017-2018, she worked with the nonprofit organization Academic Success Program-Dallas assisting underrepresented high school seniors with the college application process. In 2018-2019, she worked with Children at Risk as a disaster recovery VISTA. While there, she conducted research related to Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. She published a report titled Texas Continues to Recover: Two Years After Harvey and organized the Children at Risk Hurricane Harvey summit.