Andi Egbert is a Senior Research Associate with the APM Research Lab. Andi relishes telling stories with data. Her research interests include demography, migration, education over the lifespan, the workforce, and especially data to reveal and unwind inequities. She is an enthusiast (and forever student) of data visualization, elegant writing, and evidence-based public policy to strengthen communities.
Andi came to APM from the Minnesota State Demographic Center, where she served as assistant director and provided expert demographic analysis to policymakers, government staff, the media, and organizations. Andi wrote and presented regularly across Minnesota on topics such as aging, education, immigration, poverty, and the workforce.
Previously, Andi served as a research scientist for Minnesota Compass, a data indicators project at Wilder Research, and prepared the annual Minnesota KIDS COUNT data book as research director at the Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota. She has also served as a writer and editor for several publications.
Andi holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, with concentrations in social policy and vulnerable populations. She has taken additional coursework in advanced demographic methods and data visualization. Andi also earned a bachelor’s degree in English with minors in journalism and humanities from Valparaiso University in Indiana.