Appointed as Associate, Equitable Economy Research, PolicyLink


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California

Position Description

PolicyLink is a national research and action institute dedicated to advancing racial and economic equity by Lifting Up What Works and promoting the voice and leadership of people of color in public policy. Founded in 1999, PolicyLink connects the work of people on the ground to the creation of sustainable communities of opportunity that allow everyone to participate and prosper. The Associate, Equitable Economy Research focuses on the organization’s equitable economy portfolio with a specific concentration on All-In Cities, a signature initiative of PolicyLink. Under the supervision of the senior director, the associate works on multiple projects within the equitable economy team to identify the policies, business models, and strategies that advance equitable economic growth, and shares these strategies with community leaders and policymakers. The associate helps move forward the key goals of the All-In Cities initiative and the organization’s equitable development research agenda. This position will prepare the fellow for a career in policy analysis, research, or advocacy with a focus on racial equity in a broad range of non-profit organizations or government agencies.