Michael Outrich

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Social Research Associate II / GIS/ Mapping Specialist


•Resource Mapping – 2019 Greater Hiltop Resource Online Guide

•Racial Equity/ Community Assessment Projects – 2019 Franklin County Health Mapping Project

•Opportunity Mapping Projects – OHFA’S USR Opportunity Index Updates, Tacoma Equity Profile

•Food Insecurity – FEAST South Side Food Mapping Project

Michael started at Kirwan in May 2016 as a Graduate Research Associate while working on a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning in the Knowlton School of Architecture. Michael received a Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Sciences, with a minor in meteorology and a certificate in wealth & poverty studies from Ohio University. Michael specializes in geospatial analysis and mapping techniques where he uses these skills, combined with data analytics, and advocacy, to influence changes in policy at the local, state, and federal levels. Michael works at Kirwan because he is passionate about social justice and wants to use data and community driven approaches to address economic and racial inequality in our society. Michael likes to advance geospatial analysis and mapping approaches and methodologies to address these issues. Michael is an avid storm chaser, and likes to work on jigsaw puzzles. Michael hopes to one day open his home to LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in foster care or at risk of homelessness.