Avanti Krovi is a Research Officer at Drexel University's Nowak Metro Finance Lab. Avanti’s work focuses on equitable economic development. She conducted research for the Boston Planning & Development Agency, where she analyzed the economic impact of developments in Boston and collaborated with urban planners on projects involving industrial and economic uses. She has also worked with the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative, where she focused on how to connect businesses and communities of color with anchor institutions. Avanti holds a Master of Urban Planning degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she focused on real estate development and environmental planning. She additionally holds a BA in Economics and Sociology from The Ohio State University.