Jarrett Catlin

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Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


B.S. in political science, Westmont College


Jarrett Catlin is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School researching the future of cities with a particular interest in municipal management of data and emerging technologies. Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he worked as a legislative assistant at the U.S. House of Representatives, where he focused on health policy, judiciary policy, and foreign affairs.

Catlin has a B.A. in political science from Westmont College and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in Turkey. His research interests include the future of cities, water management, transportation infrastructure, social mobility, and technology policy.


  • Green Infrastructure in Los Angeles: An Olympian Feat

    Los Angeles has an opportunity to reinvent itself by harnessing the collective spirit of Olympics development, climate activism, and Measure W funding. No single project can address all LA's environmental needs, but many diverse projects could provide an opportunity for synergies and to create a new “city feel,” the way palm trees, traffic, and movie-touting billboards do now.

    Feb 11, 2020 The RAND Blog