Tim Spilde

Graduate Research Assistant

Why LEO?

"I applied to the University of Notre Dame for the opportunity to work with LEO. I recognized the severity of poverty and its symptoms in our neighborhoods and wanted to be a part of the solution. I appreciate LEO’s dedication to better understanding poverty and their actionable strategies to prevent homelessness. My role with LEO allows me to learn from experts in the field and contribute towards research that benefits at-risk individuals and communities.


Tim is a PhD student at the University of Notre Dame and began working with LEO in 2021 as a research assistant. He provides data support on projects which study the efficacy of homelessness intervention. His personal research interests are labor, housing, and crime. Before coming to Notre Dame, Tim lived in St. Paul where he attended the University of St. Thomas.