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Camryn Banks

Research and Policy Intern, Future of Work Initiative , Economic Opportunities Program

Camryn L. Banks is the research and policy intern for the Future of Work Initiative within the Economic Opportunities Program. She is currently researching the gig economy, advancements in medical leave, Social Security development, and the sustainment of quality jobs in the climate and care industries.

She was raised in Flint, Michigan, where she grew her roots as an advocate for urban environmental justice. She demonstrates her activism through public speaking, poetry, and social resistance. She now resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a senior at the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy.

She is especially passionate about poverty alleviation, urban development, public health, and social justice. After graduation, she plans to relocate to New York to work in the nonprofit sector.

In her free time, she is teaching herself to roller skate and play acoustic guitar. Long term, she dreams of traveling the world, opening her own restaurant, and improving the quality of life for disadvantaged populations through policy reform.