Heather Bromfield is a second-year Master's of City Planning student whose research spans the United States and Latin America. Her interest areas include affordable housing policy and the barriers to shifting public opinion on social-interest policies. Her current work at the Haas Institute is on the Inclusiveness Index, an international index which measures the degree to which different groups are included or marginalized within their respective societies. She is also currently writing a thesis on the experiences of residents in São Paulo, Brazil who have benefited from affordable housing in a centrally-located, amenity-rich neighborhood; her project seeks to understand how the enabling housing and zoning policies can be improved to ensure access to opportunities and a high quality of life for diverse socio-economic groups. Prior to arriving at Berkeley she studied Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where she held internships with The Brookings Institution and WHYY.fm.