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Kevin Drain

  • Senior Research Scientist



  • Ph.D. Candidate Urban Sociology, University of Helsinki (2023)
  • MSc Contemporary Urbanism, London School of Economics, 2009
  • BA Geography, UCLA, 2006


Before joining GPS, Kevin worked as a researcher for the National Center for Mobility Management, based in Washington, D.C., and as a student advisor for the Finland-Sweden Cultural Centre in Helsinki, Finland, on the international course Sustainable Cities in the Nordic and Baltic Region. Kevin is a doctoral candidate at the University of Helsinki. His previous research has involved analysis of population change, cluster (hotspot) analysis, as well as socio-historical and ethnographic approaches, and he brings these skills to the work of GPS in New Mexico.