As a Research Associate at HomeBase, Alicia Lehmer works closely with her colleagues to conduct research and produce reports, surveys, and research instruments for a number of ongoing projects, including HUD’s Healthcare & Housing (H2) Initiative. Her interest in homelessness policy began in graduate school while researching the needs of LGBTQ homeless youth in San Francisco, and she has continued this research on a national level during her time at HomeBase. Alicia has a B.A., cum laude, in Political Science and Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.A. in Urban Affairs from the University of San Francisco. In her free time, Alicia enjoys exploring the Bay Area and spending time with her two guinea pigs.