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Camryn Banks

Research Associate, Future of Work Initiative , Economic Opportunities Program

Camryn L. Banks is a research associate for the Future of Work Initiative within the Economic Opportunities Program. She is currently researching portable benefits and the gig economy, workers’ rights and protections, social safety net development, and the sustainment of quality jobs in the climate and care industries.

Camryn was raised in Flint, Michigan, where she grew her roots as an advocate for urban environmental justice. She is especially passionate about poverty alleviation, urban development, public health, and social justice. She demonstrates her activism through public speaking, poetry, and social resistance. Camryn is an alumna of the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy. She resides in Brooklyn, New York.

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.

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