As an Economic Policy Advisor Curran works to help develop and advance a modern policy agenda for America’s toughest economic problems. From supporting policy efforts to help working families, to researching how supply chain issues drive inflation, to thinking about how to address barriers to entrepreneurship for women and communities of color, Curran is committed to helping create an economy where everyone can thrive. Her analysis has been featured in Bloomberg, Axios, The Hill, and Forbes.

After earning a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Economics at Johns Hopkins University, Curran worked in communications at Global Citizen, an organization committed to addressing the systemic causes of extreme poverty. There she saw firsthand the power of grassroots advocacy in galvanizing meaningful policy change at the highest levels. Interested in pursuing a career focused on supporting inclusive economic growth and mobility for all communities, she moved to Washington DC to attend graduate school at George Washington University where she received her M.A. in Public Policy.

Prior to joining Third Way, Curran supported the policy and research teams at the Economic Innovation Group and most recently was a fellow in USAID’s Global Health Bureau where she worked on policy issues at the intersection of health access, disease elimination, and economic development.

In her free time, Curran enjoys attending concerts, rooting for Philadelphia sports teams, and spending too much money on coffee.


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