Anjali Sakaria served as Deputy Director of the Regional & Community Outreach of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, a department focused on promoting the economic security of low-wage workers in the New England region. In this role, Anjali worked to develop a new initiative in the department focused on increasing the quality of jobs for low wage workers. Prior to joining the Boston Fed in 2017, Anjali was the policy director and counsel for the Massachusetts Senate Chair of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. In this capacity, she worked on legislation relating to the minimum wage, unemployment insurance benefits, domestic workers’ rights, earned sick time, worker safety, wage theft, pay equity, non-compete clauses, and paid family and medical leave. Anjali was recently recognized as a Top Women of Law honoree by Lawyers Weekly for her work in the Massachusetts legislature. Earlier in her career, Anjali represented Fortune 500 companies and small businesses in complex commercial litigation and defended individuals in criminal proceedings. Anjali received a law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.
The Job Quality Fellowship is part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at as.pn/eofn.
Bio updated September 2017.