Emily Vidrine holds an M.A. in Regional, Economic and Social Development and a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Her thesis research examines the responses of Massachusetts Community Development Corporations to the current foreclosure crisis. In addition to her role as a research assistant, she is assistant program manager of the Lowell Healthy Homes Program, which examines the relationship between indoor air quality and asthma. Her research interests include the social impacts of foreclosures on neighborhoods and the relationship between the home environment and health.