My name is Leah Gose and I am a PhD candidate in sociology at Harvard University. I am a Malcolm Hewitt Wiener PhD Scholar in Poverty and Justice and a Graduate Student Fellow this year at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. My research examines how community organizations shape service provision in the social safety net, respond to governmental policy and funding influences, and impact the lives of individuals. My scholarship contributes primarily to the study of organizations and inequality/poverty, but also engages with urban sociology, political sociology, social policy, and social networks.