Hello! My name is Matt Spence, and I am the chief of the Foreign Born Population Branch at the US Census Bureau.
Previously, I was the program lead for the Education Demographic, Geographic, and Economic Statistics (EDGE) program, which provides demographic, social, and economic characteristics on schoolchildren and their parents, and I was the director of the CCD Non-Fiscal Survey, which gathers information on all schools and school districts in the U.S. I've also worked in the Governments Division of the Census Bureau. Before that, I was a Ph.D. candidate in political science at UCLA. My dissertation research was on distributive politics: specifically, on the incidence and patterns of political manipulation of local public goods in India.
My resume is here. You can .
My wife, daughter, and I currently live in the DC metro area, and we're doing our best to explore it. Let me know if we should check somewhere out!