Karolina Ramos
Policy Associate
Research to Action Lab

Karolina Ramos is a policy associate in the Research to Action Lab, where she works with public and private sector community partners on a range of inclusive economic growth initiatives.

Previously, Ramos supported economic recovery in Detroit as a workforce development fellow with the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions center and worked to advance gender data in policymaking to improve outcomes for women and girls as a senior associate at the United Nations Foundation. Ramos has also worked with the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program, supporting research on the use of technology in the social safety net to improve public benefits delivery.

Ramos served as a White House intern during the Obama administration and in community development roles for the City of Burlington, Vermont.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the George Washington University and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan.

Research Areas
Economic mobility and inequality
Social safety net
Income and wealth distribution