Rakeen Mabud is a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, where she works on labor market policies and the future of work. She was previously the Program Director of the Roosevelt Institute’s 21st Century Economy and Economic Inclusion programs. She co-authored Left Behind: Snapshots from a 21st Century Economy and Wired: Connecting Equity to a Universal Broadband Strategy. Her writing has appeared in The GuardianThe Hill, and Teen Vogue.


Rakeen comes to Roosevelt with a background in economic policy. Before moving to New York, she served as a political appointee in the Obama administration, where she worked on domestic microeconomic policy issues at the Treasury Department. Rakeen received her B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Wellesley College. She holds a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University, where her doctoral research examined how housing wealth affects political preferences.