KALI GRANTSenior Policy Associate, Economic Security & Opportunity Initiative
Kali Grant is Senior Policy Associate at the Georgetown Center on Poverty & Inequality’s Economic Security & Opportunity Initiative. Kali leads policy development and research projects on topics such as labor standards, job creation, key public benefit programs, and health and human services delivery. Kali has co-authored reports, articles, and blog posts on poverty and inequality in the U.S., including the importance of paid family and medical leave for people with disabilities and their families, lessons learned from 40 years of subsidized employment, reforming the unemployment insurance system, and establishing a Jobseeker’s Allowance.
Previously, Kali was an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in Chicago, IL, where she focused on economic justice and asset-building policies that support low-income families and individuals. Kali is an MPP candidate at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown, and graduated with Research Distinction from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. At Ohio State, Kali served as a research assistant at the Glenn College and interned for the Institute on Women, where she provided research and analysis on barriers to employment for low- to moderate-income women and girls in Ohio.