Bomi Okuyiga is an MPP candidate at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Previously based in London, Bomi joins Yale from the UK Government Economic Service, where she spent seven years as a professional economist using evidence-based policymaking to generate better outcomes for society. She has worked on the design, analysis, and evaluation of high-profile public policies, including an investigation into racial inequalities in the UK’s Criminal Justice System and the investment case for the UK’s first high-speed rail network. Most recently at the UK Cabinet Office, she led a seminal research study into the economic market for location data and services, publishing recommendations to maximize the benefits of location data to the UK economy and society. During her time at Yale, Bomi intends to build her expertise in using policy to reduce socioeconomic inequalities and promote global development. She is looking to make the most of Jackson’s multidisciplinary and global ethos, bringing together different fields of study to understand the causes of social inequality, as well as how history and context should shape the most appropriate policy response. This is complimented by Bomi’s role as Head of Collaborations and Partnerships for The Black Economists Network (TBEN). She is excited to use this opportunity in the US to expand TBEN’s reach in championing for diversity in economic policy, so that it better serves under-represented communities. Bomi obtained her undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics in 2014 where she was a Stelios Scholar, graduating with First Class Honors in government and economics.