Gwen Calais-Haase is a special assistant for both Democracy and Government Reform and the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at American Progress. Before joining American Progress, she interned in the U.S. House of Representatives for Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) and Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA). Prior to those internships, she assisted with research projects at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) that investigated the influence of U.S. political parties and Senate procedure. Calais-Haase got her start interning for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Department of Homeland Security and later his Federal Affairs office. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA.

By Gwen Calais-Haase
Efforts by Women of Faith to Achieve Gender EqualityCenter for American ProgressMay 3, 2018
How Distorted Districts Lead to Distorted Laws in PennsylvaniaCenter for American ProgressMarch 15, 2018
10 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2018Center for American ProgressFebruary 8, 2018
The Cost of Corruption: Waste and Abuse in President Trump’s CabinetCenter for American ProgressJanuary 16, 2018