M.P.P., Harris School of Public Policy
Stephen Crano is pursuing an M.P.P. at the Harris School of Public Policy with a focus on organizational management, data analytics, and public finance. Prior to attending Harris, Stephen worked as Director of Basic Needs Services at Community Action Network, a small nonprofit organization in Ann Arbor, Michigan. There, he managed multiple teams across a range of service areas, including after school programs, county-wide food distributions, and eviction prevention programs for residents of subsidized housing. Interested in working at the intersection of housing, social service delivery systems, and education, Stephen has been an AmeriCorps VISTA, Teach For America corps member, and an Education Pioneers Summer Fellow. In the latter position, he worked with Chicago-based Education Systems Center to build workforce development pipelines across Illinois, targeting high needs employment areas. As a Kreisman Fellow, Stephen is working on an independent study project examining accessibility to public resources for residents of Chicago Housing Authority properties. When he isn’t working on evidence-based policy solutions, Stephen is usually cooking, rock climbing, playing piano, or biking along Lake Michigan (weather permitting).