Steven S. Davenport

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


M.S. in public policy and management (data analytics track), Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. in international development studies, UCLA

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Steven Davenport is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he held multiple roles for BOTEC Analysis, a consulting firm specializing in crime and drug policy, including managing director. As a project manager, he advised multiple jurisdictions on cannabis regulation, including the Washington State Liquor Control Board and Jamaica's Cannabis Licensing Authority, each of which were charged with writing regulations in the wake of major legislative changes. His research interests are broad but include drug policy, crime, and applications of data science. Davenport has an M.S. in public policy and management (data analytics track) from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.A. in international development studies and a minor in policy analysis from UCLA.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Advisor, BOTEC Analysis