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Ian O'Grady

Research Officer


io63@drexel.edu

Ian is a Research Officer at Drexel University's Nowak Metro Finance Lab. His projects at the Lab focus on identifying and scaling innovative financing models for small businesses and entrepreneurs as local economies emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. Ian joined the Lab from the Phoenix Industrial Development Authority where he worked to expand access to capital in historically marginalized neighborhoods and, over the past year, implemented more than $15 million in Covid-19 relief for small businesses. Ian also served in the Phoenix mayor's office where he worked on climate, water, and economic innovation policy. Ian earned his BA from Claremont McKenna College and MPhil from the University of Oxford as a Marshall Scholar.