Expertise: Family economic security, asset building, poverty

Arohi Pathak is the director of policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress. Pathak brings with her 20 years of policy experience in social and economic justice, on a variety of issues related to family economic security, workforce policy, the social safety net, early care and education, and asset building.

Before joining American Progress, Pathak worked at Prosperity Now, mobilizing community-based organizations to address economic mobility in low-income and communities of color, while helping to scale up innovative practices that build long-term and enduring financial security. Pathak’s work stretches across all communities of color, including Native ones, bringing a lens of racial wealth equity to policy and programmatic solutions.

Prior to Prosperity Now, Pathak worked on federal and state advocacy, focusing on family economic security and workforce issues at the Service Employees International Union, Voices for America’s Children, and People for the American Way Foundation. Pathak has a background in civic participation and political engagement and holds an M.A. from American University in international communications and peace and conflict resolution.