Gina Adams is a Senior Fellow in the Labor, Human Resources, and Population Center at the Urban Institute, where she also directs both Urban’s Low-Income Working Families (LIWF) and Kids in Context (KIC) Initiatives. Her research efforts span a range of issues that affect the well-being of children and families. Her primary focus over her career has been on the broad range of policies and programs that affect the affordability, quality, and supply of early education and child care, and factors that affect the ability of families with lower incomes to access and participate in these services. She also has worked on a broader range of policies affecting children and families, often focusing on breaking down siloes between early childhood/child care policies and the range of other services and systems that support children’s development and family well-being, as well as on understanding the broad range of supports that are needed to stabilize children and families to support healthy development. Prior to joining Urban Institute, she directed child care research at the Children’s Defense Fund, was a policy analyst on children’s issues at the Congressional Budget Office, and was a child care teacher for infants and toddlers and a home visitor for low-income Latino families in Austin, Texas.