Our partners at Monarch Housing Associates published this profile of Institute Senior Counsel and Director of the Economic Mobility Initiative Demelza Baer:

Demelza is the author of the groundbreaking report, “Bridging the Two Americas: Employment & Economic Opportunity in Newark & Beyond,” which has been cited in The New York Times and The Guardian. Her writing on racial and economic justice has been published in the Star Ledger, Asbury Park Press, and Next City.

She previously worked as a Policy Counsel for the Washington Legislative Office of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where she worked on racial justice, women’s rights, disability rights, human rights, and criminal justice reform through advocacy before the U.S. Congress and Administrative Agencies.