Senior Director, Workforce Development Policy



Veronica Goodman

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Veronica Goodman is the senior director for workforce development policy for the Education department at American Progress. Previously, Goodman served as a policy adviser for Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) on his economic policy team, managing his labor, workforce development, pensions, trade, and manufacturing portfolios across the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Senate Committee on Finance. While there, she helped author the Community-Based Workforce Development Act, the CHILD Labor Act, the No Tax Breaks for Union Busting Act, and the Outbound Investment Transparency Act, as well as a worker-centered legislative agenda on artificial intelligence, workplace technology, and worker protections, including the No Robot Bosses Act and the Stop Spying Bosses Act.

Goodman has also served as the director of social policy at the Progressive Policy Institute, and as a senior research analyst at Gartner. While in graduate school, she interned at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the White House Office of Management and Budget, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Prior to graduate school, she served as a President William J. Clinton fellow in India.

Goodman’s work has received news coverage in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Politico, Forbes, and Newsweek, among others outlets.

Goodman earned graduate degrees in economics and public management from Johns Hopkins University, and an undergraduate degree from The George Washington University. In addition to her work at American Progress, Goodman is a lecturer in economics at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of four children’s books, including the ABCs of Economics and E Is for Economics. A proud immigrant who is fluent in Spanish, she lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and daughters.

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