Ember R. Smith is a research assistant at Brookings Mountain West and the Lincy Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Lincy Institute is a research institute organized to conduct and support research that focuses on improving Nevada’s health, education, and social services. Brookings Mountain West is a partnership between UNLV and the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution which brings high-quality, independent, and impactful research to the issues facing the dynamic and fast-growing Intermountain West region. Her research focuses on primarily health policy, economic development, and environmental policy.
Ember is a contributing researcher and co-author of the Data Hub, a collaborative initiative between Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute, which provides web-based access to timely data and information related to the Las Vegas metropolitan statistical area, the State of Nevada, the Mountain West region, and beyond.