Cassandra Robertson is the policy director of the New Practice Lab at New America. She is a researcher and policy analyst focused on social policy and economic mobility. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Cornell Population Center, and holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University. Robertson previously served as a fellow in the Office of Senator Cory Booker and as a fellow with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services. Her writing has been published in both peer-reviewed and popular outlets.