Kelly Capatosto
Pronouns
She/Her/Hers
Year
2020
Chapter
Position
Senior Data and Policy Specialist, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, The Ohio State University

Kelly Capatosto is a Senior Data and Policy Specialist at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and three-time OSU graduate. She received her Master of Public Administration at the Glenn College of Public Affairs in 2016. Additionally, Kelly earned a M.A. in school psychology and a B.A. in psychology. During her time at Kirwan, Kelly's research interests have crossed a variety of sectors and disciplines. She has has applied research on implicit bias to inform equitable policy and decision-making practices in the areas of education, criminal justice, and organizational dynamics. Most recently, Kelly's research focuses on the equitable and just use of big data and technology. Kelly speaks on issues of racial and gender bias in engagements across the country, and her work has been featured in the L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, and Slate Magazine.