Appointed as Policy Analyst, Job Quality, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, Linguistics, University of Florida

Position Description

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) seeks to improve the lives of low-income people by developing and advocating for federal, state, and local policies to strengthen families and create pathways to education and work. CLASP’s Job Quality initiative seeks public policy changes that improve access to jobs enabling workers to achieve economic security for themselves and their families. In particular, the initiative works to research and advocate for fair paying jobs that provide adequate paid leave, schedule stability, and support for workers’ caregiving and other responsibilities.

As a Policy Analyst on CLASP’s job quality team, the ACLS Public Fellow will gain a deep understanding of how policy is shaped from the early idea phase, through grassroots organizing, to the enactment of law and the implementation of new programs. Responsibilities include researching job quality issues and writing issue briefs on a range of topics, providing issue information and education to Congressional staff, and managing the content for a website highlighting businesses that support job quality public policy.