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 the heck does that mean? Tight labor markets, higher wages and better quality employment. Beyond that, we are still figuring it out. Got ideas? Let us know.

Our Team

Skanda Amarnath

Executive Director

he/him/his. Skanda was most recently a Vice President at MKP Capital Management, where he served as a market economist and strategist. He previously worked as an Analyst within the Research Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He has degrees in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Columbia, and graduated in 2022 with a J.D from Columbia Law School. He likes creating analytical content from macroeconomic and market data (it’s fun!) to better understand how we can achieve sustainably tighter labor markets.
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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.


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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Sarah Teran

Program Manager

she/her/hers. Sarah joins Employ America from Jenner & Block LLP where she worked as a part of their Business Development team. Sarah graduated in 2020 from American University’s School of International Service with a concentration in the Global Economy.


Alex Williams

Economist

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