CARA BRUMFIELDSenior Policy Analyst, Economic Security & Opportunity Initiative
Previously, Cara was the U.S. Policy and Research Manager at 1,000 Days where she managed national research and advocacy efforts. She co-authored a report on poor nutrition among women, infants, and young children in the United States and led qualitative research among low-income mothers to understand their attitudes, beliefs, and barriers to improved nutrition. Cara has also worked at the Housing Assistance Council, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Prosperity Now, and the Poverty and Race Research Action Council on affordable housing, rural development, workplace policies, health, employment, and gentrification. Cara has deep experience applying a racial equity lens to a broad array of economic security issues.
Cara completed her Master of Public Policy degree at American University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Inequality and Identity from Lafayette College. She is also a former Congressional Hunger Center Emerson National Hunger Fellow, PPIA Fellow, a Posse Scholar, and a proud graduate of Head Start.