Mohona is an associate director at the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program and joined the program in August 2021. Her work focuses on economic mobility and job quality for low- and moderate-income workers and encompasses diverse topics within workforce strategies and the future of work.
Mohona is an urban planner with a background in workforce and economic development policy and strategic planning. Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Mohona served the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the executive policy specialist for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. In her role, she managed policy initiatives related to the future of work and workforce, including COVID-19 workforce recovery, minimum wage regulation, broadband access for lower-income and rural communities, and a Commonwealth-wide future of work strategic plan. She has held roles at various think tanks, including the Brookings Institution and the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. In the latter, she managed the civic consulting practice, leading research and consulting projects related to workforce and economic development. Mohona holds a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and a master’s degree in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives with her husband in Central Pennsylvania.