Liz Olson

Liz Olson

Senior Policy Analyst

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Liz is on the research and policy team, where she focuses on basic needs, early learning, and related social policy. She joined our organization in this role following her two-year fellowship with us through the State Priorities Partnership – a national network of state fiscal policy organizations coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

She has a master’s degree in public policy and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies from the Heller School at Brandeis University. While at Brandeis, she worked as a research assistant focused on economic security, work-family policy, and workforce development.

Liz has also held roles in community-based advocacy and direct service, working for organizations that include Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (an Oregon affordable housing agency) and Raphael House of Portland (a shelter for survivors of intimate partner violence).

Read Liz's recent articles.