Claire Cusella is a policy program manager working in the Racial Equity Analytics Lab. Prior to joining the Urban Institute, Cusella spent seven years at Equal Justice Works, an organization dedicated to promoting lifelong commitments to public service and equal justice through legal fellowships. In her most recent role there, she served as senior manager of strategy execution, driving enterprise-level coordination on strategic planning goals and new initiatives while ensuring integration and continued success on core activities and events.
Before joining Equal Justice Works, Cusella served as a scheduler and finance director in the Maryland State Senate, as a fundraising associate for two progressive political action committees, and as an organizer for a congressional campaign.
Cusella has a BA in political science and sociology from the State University of New York at Geneseo and an MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and is certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute.