Angela Hanks is the director of Workforce Development Policy at American Progress. Her work focuses on developing and promoting effective workforce development policies that raise the skills, wages, and employment opportunities of workers. It has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and MarketWatch, among others.
Prior to American Progress, Hanks was senior federal policy analyst at the National Skills Coalition, where she worked to develop and advance federal workforce policies and assist local leaders in advocacy on these issues both in Washington and in their home districts. Hanks previously worked as a legislative assistant to Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) and a counsel on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, where she worked on issues such as education, labor, and government oversight matters.
Hanks holds a J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science from George Washington University.