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Student Q&A with Pronita Gupta, former Special Assistant To The President for Labor and Workers

Monday, November 14, 2022

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

South Common Room, 111 Thayer Street

Register here to attend the meeting.

Coffee and pastries will be served.

Students are invited to an informal Q&A session with Pronita Gupta, former Special Assistant To The President for Labor and Workers at the Domestic Policy Council. 

Pronita Gupta is Senior Fellow at The Workshop Project, focused on labor and worker rights issues. Most recently, she served in the Biden White House from January 2021 through July 2022 as Special Assistant to the President for Labor and Workers on the Domestic Policy Council, developing and implementing policies on worker rights, job quality, workforce development, supply chain issues, and the care economy. Prior to joining the Biden-Harris Administration, Pronita served as the Director of Job Quality at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), promoting policy solutions to create more responsive workplaces, improve job quality for workers, strengthen worker protections, and increase economic security for low-income working families.

In the Obama Administration, Ms. Gupta was the appointed Deputy Director of the Women’s Bureau in the U.S. Department of Labor. In that role, she worked to advance and improve standards, practices, and opportunities for women in the labor force.

Ms. Gupta also has extensive experience in community and labor organizing. She brings expertise in the areas of paid family and medical leave, pay equity, and other workplace labor standards. She holds an M.P.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. in government from Clark University.

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