Jamila HendersonSenior Research Associate, Berkeley
Jamila Henderson is a Senior Research Associate with the California Policy Lab at UC Berkeley. Her work has focused on supporting partners with data and research to drive policies that enable all communities to thrive. Prior to joining CPL, Jamila worked as a Senior Associate at PolicyLink where she equipped grassroots leaders with data to advance racial and economic equity. Before that, she worked as a Senior Policy Analyst at the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University. At the Gardner Center, she analyzed student-level data in partnership with school districts, government agencies, and nonprofits to improve outcomes for youth. Jamila holds a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Spelman College. Outside of work you can find her hanging out with her husband and two daughters.