Appointed as Policy Analyst, National Women's Law Center


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University

Position Description

For more than 40 years, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) has worked to remove barriers based on gender, open opportunities for women and girls, and help women and their families lead economically secure, healthy, and fulfilled lives. NWLC uses a wide range of tools to maximize its impact—including public policy research and analysis, litigation, advocacy, coalition-building, and public education—to achieve gains for low-income women and their families in its primary areas of focus: education, employment, family economic security, and health and reproductive rights. The Policy Analyst will work with NWLC’s Workplace Justice and Income Security & Education teams on cross-cutting projects that examine the structure of work in the US and how it impacts the economic security of women and families. Specifically, the Policy Analyst will contribute to, and sometimes lead, timely research projects regarding the low-wage workforce, which could include issues such as: the contingent workforce, job scheduling, child care, income support programs, pay equity, pregnancy accommodations, the minimum wage, and other relevant issues, paying special attention to marginalized populations, including low-income women and women of color. The Policy Analyst will gain a deep understanding of the issues facing workers and their families in the economy today, the policy process, strategic advocacy, and the intersection of legal and policy analysis.