B.A. in Sociology, Reed College, 2012
Parrington
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eobara@uw.edu

Emmi Obara started her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance in 2015. Prior to joining the program, Emmi worked for three years at MEF Associates, a social policy research firm with an office in Seattle. She conducted research on employment and training, reentry, asset building, child support, welfare, adult education, and youth violence prevention.

Emmi is interested in social policy with a focus on policies that affect incarceration and reentry, such as criminal justice, poverty, racial inequality, safety net, and employment policies. 

Specializations: 
Race and Inequality
Social Welfare Policy
Recent Publications: 

Plotnick, R., Glosser, A., Moore, M.K., Obara, E. (2015). Increasing Child Support Collections from the Hard-to-Collect: Experimental Evidence from Washington State. Social Service Review, Vol. 89, No. 3, pp. 427-454.

Glosser, A., Obara, E., Dyke, A., Harris, A. & Kim, E. (2014). Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative – Evaluability Assessment: Final Report. MEF Associates: prepared for the City of Seattle – Office of City Auditor. 

Glosser, A. & Obara, E. (2014). Building Assets for Fathers and Families – Washington State: Final Report. MEF Associates: prepared for the Washington Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Child Support.

Glosser, A. & Obara, E. (2013). Evaluation of Career Bridge: Evaluation Plan. MEF Associates: prepared for the City of Seattle – Office of City Auditor.

Glosser, A. & Obara, E. (2013). Evaluation of Career Bridge: Preliminary Report. MEF Associates: prepared for the City of Seattle – Office of City Auditor.