Sara Estep is the associate director of the Women’s Initiative at American Progress. She comes to American Progress from The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, where her research spanned a range of policy areas, with an emphasis on labor economics. She also worked on a variety of fiscal policy issues at the federal, state, and local levels in her previous roles at The Pew Charitable Trusts and American Progress. Estep’s work has been referenced in many major media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” Her research has also appeared in the “Economic Report of the President.” Estep earned a Master of Arts in political economy from Georgetown University and the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in economics and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Rhode Island.