Katherine (Kate) Thomas is a PhD student in Sociology at New York University. Kate’s work uses quantitative and computational methods to address the causes and consequences of spatial inequality. Two of her current research projects address how residential sorting patterns respond to natural hazards and the impacts of discrimination in historical mortgage lending on contemporary racial inequality and segregation. Prior to graduate school, Kate was a Research Analyst at the Urban Institute. Kate received her B.A. in Statistics and Sociology from Rice University.