Nicole Rodriguez is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, an independent research organization that produces non-partisan policy research, analysis, and data-driven recommendations focused on improving the lives of low- and middle-income children and adults, strengthening our state’s economy, and enhancing the quality of life in Massachusetts. Nicole has authored numerous reports focusing on family economic security and the state budget.
Nicole will soon join Community Labor United (CLU) as a senior researcher, focusing on policies that promote quality jobs, secure healthcare, affordable housing, and environmental justice. CLU drives forward strategic campaigns with grassroots organizations and labor unions that stabilize and strengthen working class families and communities of color in Greater Boston.
Prior to that, she has worked for foundations, non-profits, and state and local governments in Massachusetts. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Villanova University. Nicole serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy and the Alumni Association at the Heller School.