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Rachel Black is a senior policy analyst in the Asset Building Program at the New America Foundation. There, she provides research, analysis, and public commentary on federal policies to increase savings among low-and moderate-income households. Her specific areas of focus include reform of asset limits in public assistance programs, federal spending in support of asset building objectives, and initiatives to increase savings at tax-time.
Previously, Ms. Black led legislative advocacy around a broad set of federal anti-poverty policies at the national grassroots organization Bread for the World, including its 2010 campaign to protect and enhance tax policies serving low-income working families. Ms. Black holds a B.S. in History, Technology, and Society from the Georgia Institute of Technology.