Daniella Zessoules is a special assistant for Economic Policy at American Progress. Before joining American Progress, Zessoules served as the domestic policy intern at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, as well as a federal legislative affairs intern at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. She holds a degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she spent time as a research assistant focusing on the intersections of race, gender, and comparative health care policy. She is also an alumna of the American Bar Foundation’s Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship program in Chicago.