Mohona is a senior research associate 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 topics within workforce strategies and the future of work.
Mohona is an urban planner with a background in policy and strategic planning in the public and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Mohona was the executive policy specialist for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, where she oversaw policy initiatives related to the future of work and workforce. She has held roles at the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, where she managed the civic consulting practice, spearheading research and consulting projects related to workforce and economic development. Mohona holds a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and a Master’s in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives with her husband in Central Pennsylvania.