about me

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I graduated from the joint doctoral program in social work and sociology at the University of Michigan in 2015 and am now on staff at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, where I work to foster research on family economic wellbeing and to connect that work to policy conversations. With Alexandra Murphy and Jamie Griffin, I am investigating how transportation insecurity shapes inequality.

Previously, I worked at Mathematica Policy Research, where I was a human services researcher studying TANF, labor programs, and criminal justice. Before graduate school, I worked at Fountain House, an organization serving  individuals with serious mental illness. There, I learned on the job about the importance of meaningful work and strong relationships for individual well-being.

Please feel free to get in touch with me at agouldwerth@equitablegrowth.org. Thanks for your interest in my research.