We write, crunch #’s, and tweet about the labor market and economic policy.

Employ America seeks to promote macroeconomic policies that ensure the sustained advancement of labor market outcomes for all American workers. What does that mean? Tight labor markets encourage employers to compete for talent, which gives workers more leverage to win higher wages and better working conditions, and reduces employment disparities across race, gender, and abilities.

Our Team

Skanda Amarnath

Executive Director

he/him/his. Prior to joining Employ America in April 2019 as Research Director, Skanda was Vice President at MKP Capital Management, where he served as a market economist and strategist. He previously worked as an Analyst within the Capital Markets function of the Research Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He has undergraduate degrees in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Columbia, and graduated in 2022 with a JD from Columbia Law School.



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Arnab Datta

Senior Counsel

he/him/his. Arnab was previously a teacher and school leader in India, but more recently worked for Senator Michael Bennet on housing policy, and as a law clerk for the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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Ashley George

Policy Associate

she/her/hers. Ashley has experience in policy development and implementation at the state, local, and federal levels. A policy generalist, Ashley has dabbled in higher education, housing, climate, community development, and economic policy. Ashley received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Public Policy.

Preston Mui

Senior Economist

he/him/his. Preston is an economist specializing in macroeconomics and labor economics. He previously worked as an analyst with the Research Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Kim Stiens

Director of Operations & Culture

she/her/hers. Kim has sampled just about every cheese on the Ops platter, from bookkeeping and compliance at the Marijuana Policy Project to editorial operations at Vox.com to talent operations at Namati. She’s also a(n infrequent) writer on the human experience at work.
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Alex Williams

Senior Economist

he/him/his. Before Employ America, Alex worked in the music industry while writing a newsletter on finance and philosophy focusing on the work of JM Keynes and Gilles Deleuze. He holds a BA Economics from McGill University and an MS Economics from the Levy Institute at Bard College.
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