Jacqueline Kelley-Cogdell

Research Associate

Why LEO?

“I joined LEO because I wanted to use my skills in data analysis to make a difference. To me, no one in the United States, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, should be dealing with poverty. At LEO I found a community of people that are finding and addressing poverty’s root causes and are working towards a future where no one has to struggle with the mental and physical burden of poverty. Also, from my time volunteering and working at nonprofits, I saw what it was like to operate on a tight budget, and I think it’s awesome that LEO provides partners the framework and support to truly learn what interventions are working and what are not.”


Jacqueline works closely with research partners to ensure research implementation runs smoothly and assists with data analysis. Before joining LEO, Jacqueline spent a year as a Data Analyst with the Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis at the United States Military Academy. Jacqueline graduated with a BA in Economics from Allegheny College. She is a dedicated fan of ultimate frisbee and ice cream.

Email: jkelleyc@nd.edu
Phone: 574-631-1668
Office: Jenkins Nanovic 4057