Ofronama Biu is a principal research associate in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where she is a member of the Building America’s Workforce cross-center initiative and is affiliated with the Office of Race and Equity Research.
Biu has spent the past five years in senior research roles, using both quantitative and qualitative methods to explore racial and gender stratification in the economy, including occupational crowding and alternative work, race and gender disparities in workplace experiences, workforce development, and wealth equity.
Before joining Urban, Biu was a senior researcher at the City University of New York and the Building Movement Project. Prior to conducting research, Biu also had extensive experience in project management, partnership building, employer engagement, and direct service to youth and young adults and college students.
Biu has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from New York University, a master of public administration degree in public and nonprofit management and policy from New York University, and a doctorate in public and urban policy from the New School.
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