Chloe Gurin-Sands joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in 2023 as a program officer working to promote community health through more equitable community development. She is driven by the opportunity to help neighborhoods and regions create the physical and social conditions for health and wellbeing in ways that celebrate their experiences and cultures.
Prior to joining RWJF, Chloe was a senior manager at Metropolitan Planning Council in Chicago, where she led work to integrate health equity, racial equity, and environmental justice principles into municipal land use and planning practices. Her major projects included supporting Chicago’s citywide plan, co-creating a land acquisition prioritization tool that emphasized health and equity measures, providing technical assistance to a cohort of community-led riverfront revitalization projects, and researching the connections between health and residential segregation.
Throughout her postsecondary education, Chloe assisted with mixed-methods research on intergroup dialogue programs, where she honed her quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills. She was trained as a facilitator and instructor for intergroup dialogue courses, and educated undergraduate students and faculty on social identities, power, and privilege. Prior to graduate school, Chloe worked as a community engagement coordinator at the University of Michigan’s Spectrum Center, an on-campus LGBTQ+ student resource center.
Chloe holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Michigan, and a master of public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She lives in Chicago, where she enjoys walking in the forest preserves and attending cultural events with her family. She serves on the board of the Calumet Collaborative and is on the Civic Consulting Alliance’s Advisory Council.