Managing Director



Lily Roberts

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Lily Roberts is the managing director of the Poverty to Prosperity team at American Progress. Her work focuses on raising wages; combating economic inequality linked to race, gender, and geography; and building wealth and stability for American families. She is the former managing director for economic policy and director of economic mobility at American Progress. She has appeared on CNBC, NPR, and Politico to discuss economic justice and the labor market.

Prior to joining American Progress, Roberts worked at Mathematica Policy Research, where she researched federal strategies to support low- and middle-income families.

Roberts received a master’s degree in social work, focusing on community development, from Case Western Reserve University. Her undergraduate degree in military history and English is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Roberts has served as a case manager at a Washington, D.C., social services nonprofit and was previously an advisory neighborhood commissioner in Shaw.


New Hampshire Needs the American Rescue Plan Fact Sheet
 (An employee loads up paper towels at Associated Grocers of New England Inc. in Pembroke, New Hampshire, on October 14, 2020.)

New Hampshire Needs the American Rescue Plan

The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant economic recession are still wreaking havoc on New Hampshire communities. President Biden and Congress must act boldly to ensure that working-class New Hampshirites are able to weather the storm.

Ryan Zamarripa, Lily Roberts

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