Policy Associate, Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative

Kali Grant is the Senior Policy Associate for the Economic Security & Opportunity Initiative. At GCPI, she helps lead research, writing, and communication activities, including conceptualizing commissioned quantitative analyses and policy proposals; private and public convenings; and directly researching and developing policy proposals that address shortcomings of key public benefit programs, as well as ideas related to labor standards, creating job opportunities, and leveraging health reform and health systems change to ameliorate deep poverty. She has co-authored several reports, articles, and blog posts on aspects of poverty and inequality in America. 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 was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Ohio State chapter of Her Campus, a national online newsmagazine for college women. She also served as a research assistant at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, where she identified food innovation trends among private U.K. retailers with a long-term focus on policy implications for corporate social responsibility, childhood obesity, and consumer behavior and choice. As an intern for the Institute on Women, Kali provided research on the socioeconomic status of women and girls in Ohio, and helped produce an evaluative report on the E3 program, an intensive financial literacy and career skills educational program for low- to moderate-income women in central Ohio with multiple barriers to employment and self-sufficiency.

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