Saqib Bhatti is a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and the Director of the ReFund America Project (RAP). He works on campaigns to rebalance the relationship between Wall Street and local communities by exposing the role that financial deals play in contributing to public budget distress and advancing solutions to fix inefficiencies in the municipal finance system that cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year. He works closely with unions and community organizations across the country to develop campaigns that are based on a populist critique of the banking industry that is informed by his research. He also serves on the board of the Responsible Endowments Coalition.
Bhatti was previously a fellow at the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Prior to that he spent several years working on corporate social responsibility campaigns with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226 in Las Vegas. He graduated from Yale University in 2004.