Associate Director

Kali Grant is an Associate Director at the Georgetown Center on Poverty & Inequality’s Economic Security & Opportunity Initiative. Kali leads policy development and research projects on subsidized employment, unemployment insurance, macroeconomic stabilization, tax credits, paid leave, behavioral health, market power, health care, and the caregiving economy. Kali has deep expertise in cross-cutting issues related to poverty and inequality in the U.S. with a focus on racial and gender equity and is passionate about applying her own lived experiences with economic insecurity and disability to her work.

Prior to ESOI, Kali served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law in Chicago, IL, focusing on economic justice and asset-building policies. She also conducted employment and economic security research at the Columbus, OH-based Institute on Women.

Kali is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), and holds an MPP from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and a BA with Research Distinction from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.

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