Connor Chapkis

Research Associate

Why LEO?

"When I entered college, I was interested mostly in global inequality issues, but an urban policy course inspired me to focus on the uniquely complex and interwoven web of poverty in the United States. What attracted me to LEO was the dual focus on the micro and macro: both helping organizations fight poverty in their local communities and developing evidence to help craft more effective policy on a wider scale. 

It’s also wonderful to work on such a diversity of issues with the same common goal. Having a career with purpose is an absolute must for me, and I’m grateful to have found that at LEO."


Connor works closely with LEO’s partners to make sure that projects run smoothly throughout their life cycles. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and the Global Economy from the University of Southern California, and will never lose his Trojan allegiance. He’s especially interested in urban studies, housing policy, public finance, and delicious coffee.


Phone: 574.631.1520
Office: Jenkins Nanovic 3104