Rakeen Mabud

Program Director

Rakeen Mabud is the Program Manager for the Roosevelt Institute’s 21st Century Economy and Race and Gender Programs. In this capacity, she manages the Institute’s work on Universal Basic Income and targeted infrastructure investment.

Rakeen comes to Roosevelt with a background in public policy and research. She served as a political appointee in the Obama administration, where she worked on domestic economic policy issues at the Treasury Department. She also conducted doctoral research examining the role that housing plays in the U.S. political and economic spheres, and worked as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School.

Rakeen holds a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University and received her B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Wellesley College.