Nancy Jones is the Data Manager of Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute. She has 15 years of experience analyzing geospatial variation of human factors influencing urban systems. Recognizing that the results of these analyses are integral elements needed for community storytelling, Nancy works toward generating data that can be used to inform decision making. Nancy built and manages a comprehensive database, including all of the data held by BNIA, which informs the annual Vital Signs report, as well as other research initiatives.
She has previously worked for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council where she provided demographic analysis for the Baltimore region’s cooperative forecasting group. Prior to returning to her hometown of Baltimore, she worked as a Research Associate at Arizona State University (ASU), studying long-term social and ecological trends in urban ecosystems. Nancy received her B.S. in Biology from Old Dominion University and her Master’s in Urban and Environmental Planning from ASU.