Joelle is a native Californian, hailing from Riverside. She spent most of her life in the Golden State, receiving her B.A. in international development studies from UCLA in 2012. She has held research and programmatic internships in the UCLA Department of Economics and U.S. Department of State, Office of Foreign Missions Los Angeles. For the last five years, she’s worked in New York at the Roosevelt Institute. She served as the national director for the Roosevelt Institute’s network, a 40-state youth policy organization, for the three years prior to coming to Woodrow Wilson. This past summer, she interned in the Global Economics Group of the U.S. Treasury.