Joelle is a principal with the reimagining capitalism team at Omidyar Network, where she focuses on topics related to building the power of working people and shaping a new economic paradigm.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Joelle worked on international economic priorities at the US Department of the Treasury and assisted Princeton faculty with labor economics research while pursuing her graduate degree. Previously, she served as the national director of the Roosevelt Institute’s network for emerging leaders in public policy, advancing bottom-up advocacy campaigns related to economic justice and human rights in the United States. Joelle has also been an organizer for economic opportunity and higher education access in the state of California, running campaigns related to tax reform and the California Dream Act.
In addition, Joelle writes on topics of race, labor, and technology, and her work has been featured in the Nation, FoxBusiness, NBC, and Fusion. In 2017, she received the Open Door Award from the Frances Perkins Center for her commitment to worker justice.
Joelle graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with a B.A. in international development studies, and she holds a master’s degree in economics and public policy from Princeton University. Joelle sits on the board of directors of the Roosevelt Institute.