Jessica Halpern-Finnerty, Research and Policy Associate
About Jessica Halpern-Finnerty
Jessie Halpern-Finnerty is a research and policy associate in the low-wage work program at the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education. She works on projects relating to domestic outsourcing and technological change. Jessie is currently pursuing a PhD. in geography at UC Davis; her dissertation examines production networks and inequality in regional labor markets, with a focus on the food services industry. In previous years, Jessie worked with the green jobs team at CLRE, conducting research and policy analysis on job quality, job access, and training in California’s clean energy economy. She has also contributed to the work of the Food Labor Research Center. Prior to joining CLRE, Jessie worked at the Center on Wisconsin Strategy in Madison, WI. She completed a master’s degree in international public affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.