Dr. Erica Jade Mullen is a Research Consultant for Everytown for Gun Safety, currently focused on analyzing gun use and hate crimes in the National Crime Victimization Survey. Prior to this she was a Senior Research Scientist with the New York City Department of Social Services (DSS) in its Office of Evaluation and Research, conducting quantitative research using U.S. Census Bureau data and DSS administrative data to inform the agency’s public assistance programming. She obtained a doctorate in sociology in 2014 from Brown University and a certificate in social demography from Brown’s Population Studies and Training Center. Before graduate school, she lived in Washington, D.C., working for a marketing research firm focused on the financial services and healthcare industries. She also spent a semester working full-time in Senator Ted Kennedy’s Boston office with his immigration specialist, communicating daily with U.S. embassies and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to help Massachusetts constituents resolve immigration-related matters.