Appointed to the Better Life Lab (New America) for the project "Innovations in Child Care Access and Affordability in the United States"


ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships

PhD field of study

PhD, English Language and Literature, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Position Description

New America is a non-partisan think tank focused on renewing the promise of America. The Better Life Lab at New America works in solidarity with the movement for work-family justice by producing data and storytelling that can advance the public conversations on gender equality, the value of care, and the quality of work, and lead to policy and cultural changes that allow individuals and families to pursue good health and wellbeing. In 2021, the Better Life Lab will begin a multi-year project aimed at remaking the U.S.’s patchwork child-care and early education systems into federally supported, resourced, and widely accessible care options that allow families across income and race to work and thrive. The Leading Edge Fellow will play a critical role in this project’s success by helping to identify the most promising innovations in childcare, then managing relationships with these multiple, diverse community stakeholders, researching potential child care solutions, and writing up findings about those potential solutions for a lay audience on the New America website and beyond. They will also help organize workshops that bring together childcare innovators with advocates, end users, and policymakers.