Sheida Elmi is a senior associate with The Pew Charitable Trusts’ family financial security and mobility project. The project conducts original research on the balance sheets of diverse U.S. households to assess the degree to which short-term financial security relates to longer-term economic mobility. Elmi leads quantitative analyses, interviews, and focus groups to explore how families fare across different measures of financial health and synthesizes the findings for a variety of audiences, including the public and policymakers. Before joining Pew, she was a research analyst at MEF Associates where she helped evaluate federal programs aimed at promoting family self-sufficiency. Elmi has a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies from Northwestern University.
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