Alaina Beverly
Assistant Vice President for Urban Affairs, Office of Federal Relations


Alaina is responsible for sharing the University’s research, scholarship, and models of urban investment with federal policymakers and national partners. She identifies strategic opportunities to advance efforts to enhance the quality of urban life in UChicago’s surrounding South Side neighborhoods, nationally, and across the globe. An experienced civil rights lawyer, urban advocate and political strategist, Alaina came to the University from The Raben Group, a public policy and advocacy firm in Washington, D.C. She also served as Associate Director for the first-ever White House Office of Urban Affairs during the first term of the Obama Administration. Alaina graduated from Stanford University and the University of Michigan Law School.