Emily Byrne is the executive director of Connecticut Voices for Children, a statewide “think and do” tank with a strategic aim toward economic justice. She has extensive experience in developing human-centered policies and programs, as well as driving effective advocacy strategies in service of progressive change. Byrne has led and contributed to work that has been recognized by past White House administrations and has appeared in numerous publications. She is also a past U.S. Visiting Fellow with the Robert Bosch Foundation in Germany. Byrne earned an MPA from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a BA in political science from Providence College.