Janelle Jones is currently the Policy & Research Director at The Hub Project. She was previously an Economic Analyst at Economic Policy Institute (EPI) working on a variety of labor market topics within EPI’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) and Economic Analysis Research Network (EARN). She was previously a research associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), where she worked on topics including racial inequality, unemployment, job quality, and unions. Her research has been cited in The New Yorker, The Economist, Harper’s, The Washington Post, The Review of Black Political Economy, and other publications. She also worked as an economist at the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
She has served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer in Sacramento, CA where she worked for a grassroots non-profit around community health issues. She has also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru in the Small Business Development Program focusing on local economic development. Janelle holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Spelman College. She also has a M.A. in Applied Economics with a concentration in Community and Economic Development from Illinois State University.