Zachary Murray Murray
State And Local Policy Specialist
Grounded Solutions Network
Prior to serving as a State and Local Policy Specialist at Grounded Solutions Network, Zach Murray was an Economic Equity Program Manager at The Greenlining Institute where he oversaw the institute’s housing policy and homeownership research and advocacy agenda. He primarily worked with large Banking institutions and government regulators to reverse redlining in communities of color by improving fair lending and access to credit. Prior to that, Zach was the coordinator of policy advocacy and knowledge leadership for Larkin Street Youth Services, a leading provider of services for homeless youth in San Francisco.
Zach attended Cornell University completing B.A. and B.S. degrees in Africana Studies and Urban and Regional Studies. While an undergraduate, Zach completed a year-long fellowship at the Urban Institute, conducting an analysis of food deserts in Washington, D.C. Previously, Zach served as a 2013 Bill Emerson Hunger Fellow. In this capacity he completed placements at the Center for American Progress where he made contributions to Progress 2050 and Policylink’s recent book “All-In Nation: An America that Works for All,” and at Just Harvest, where he completed research critical to the launch of Farm Truck Foods, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s first mobile grocery.
In his free time Zach enjoys riding his bike around town, gardening, live music and cooking delicious meals for friends.