Time’s Up, Measure Up

Advisory Board

This one-of-a-kind project is guided by a diverse advisory board of researchers, policy experts, and worker advocates who are leading thinkers about the big problems we’re tackling. 

Time’s Up, Measure Up is led by TIME’S UP’s Dr. Katherine Gallagher Robbins, senior director of research and strategy. The Time’s Up, Measure Up Advisory Board helps ensure that women workers and their well-being are at the center of everything we do over the course of this five-year initiative. To speak with one of these experts, contact press@timesupnow.org.

Meet the Advisory Board

Kate Bahn
Kate Bahn is the director of labor market policy and an economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Her areas of research include gender, race, and ethnicity in the labor market, care work, and monopsonistic labor markets. Previously, she was an economist at the Center for American Progress. Kate also serves as the executive vice president and secretary for the International Association for Feminist Economics. Kate received her Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research and her Bachelor’s of Arts from Hampshire College.

Marianne Cooper
Marianne Cooper is a senior research scholar at Stanford University’s VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab and an affiliate at the Stanford Center on Poverty & Inequality. Marianne was the lead researcher for Sheryl Sandberg’s New York Times’ best-seller Lean In and has been an author on all of the Lean In & McKinsey Women in the Workplace reports. Marianne received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Moeena Das
Moeena Das is chief of staff for the National Organization on Disability, where she oversees strategic initiatives, new business development, finance, talent, and operations for the organization. Prior to joining the National Organization on Disability, Moeena worked at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, where she led the office’s immigration legal services programs. She has also worked in international environmental conservation at Rare, in global health at Partners In Health, and in youth education in India at Doosra Dashak. Moeena holds a Master in Public Administration from New York University, a Bachelor of Arts In Sociology from Wellesley College, and studied Social Policy and Management at the London School of Economics.

Indivar Dutta-Gupta
Indivar Dutta-Gupta is co-executive director at the Georgetown Center on Poverty & Inequality, where he leads work to develop and advance ideas for reducing domestic poverty and economic inequality, with particular attention to gender and racial inequity. Indivar also serves on the National Academy of Social Insurance’s Board of Directors and as an advisor for the Aspen Institute’s Benefits21 Leadership Group, Liberation in a Generation, and The Policy Academies. He previously worked at the Center for American Progress, U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Freedman Consulting, LLC. 

Jocelyn Frye
Jocelyn Frye is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress where she focuses on a wide range of women’s economic security and employment issues, such as work-family conflicts, pay equity, and equal employment opportunity, with a particular focus on the workplace challenges facing women of color. During the Obama administration , Jocelyn served as deputy assistant to the President and director of policy and special projects for the First Lady, overseeing the broad issue portfolio of the First Lady. Before that, Jocelyn served as General Counsel at the National Partnership for Women & Families. Jocelyn received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree from Harvard Law School.

Jason Furman
Jason Furman is a professor of the practice of economic policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Department of Economics at Harvard University, as well as a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Previously, Jason was a top economic adviser to President Obama, including serving as the 28th Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers from August 2013 to January 2017, acting as both President Obama’s chief economist and a member of the cabinet. Previously, Jason held positions in the Clinton administration, at the World Bank, the Hamilton Project, the Brookings Institution, and has served in visiting positions at various universities. Jason holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. 

Kristen Harknett
Kristen Harknett is an associate professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco and was previously an associate professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Kristen co-directs The Shift Project, which has collected survey data from over 100,000 service sector workers, a workforce that is disproportionately female and faces precarious work conditions. The Shift Project has shown that unstable and unpredictable work schedules have negative effects on workers’ health, increase the risk of material hardship, and lead to instability in young children’s care arrangements. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University. 

Marcus Haymon
Marcus Haymon is an associate partner at Dalberg Advisors, a strategy consulting firm focused on social impact and global development. Marcus has supported multiple clients seeking to integrate a racial and social justice lens into their strategy and programming, including Sesame Workshop, Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among others. Previously, Marcus worked at Color of Change and with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. Marcus has a Master’s in Business Administration from MIT Sloan School of Management, a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Yale University.

Michelle Holder
Michelle Holder is an associate professor of Economics at John Jay College, City University of New York. Prior to John Jay, Michelle worked professionally as an economist for a decade in both the nonprofit and government sectors. Her research focuses on the Black community and women of color in the U.S. labor market and her economic policy reports have been covered by a number of national media outlets. Michelle’s educational background includes master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from the New School for Social Research in New York City, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Fordham University.

Saru Jayaraman
Saru Jayaraman is the president of One Fair Wage and director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. Together with World Trade Center workers displaced by 9/11, Saru co-founded the Restaurant Opportunities Center and later launched the One Fair Wage campaign. Saru is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. 

Jess Kutch
Jess Kutch is the co-founder and co-executive director of Coworker.org, a non-profit organization for workplace activism and organizing. Jess has 15 years of experience innovating at the intersection of technology and social change. Previously, she led a team at Change.org that inspired hundreds of thousands of people to launch and lead their own efforts on the platform. Jess also spent five years at the Service Employees International Union, where she pioneered digital strategies for the labor movement. Jess is a TED Fellow, an Echoing Green Global Fellow, a J.M.K. Innovation Prize winner, and an Aspen Institute Job Quality Fellow.

Rakeen Mabud
Rakeen Mabud is the managing director of policy and research and chief economist at the Groundwork Collaborative. She is an expert on economic inequality and the 21st century workplace, with a particular focus on addressing structural inequities such as racism and sexism. Most recently, Rakeen was the senior director of research and strategy at TIME’S UP spearheading the Time’s Up, Measure Up initiative. She has also served as a fellow and the director of 21st Century Economy and Economic Inclusion Programs at the Roosevelt Institute. Her work has been published in many publications, including The Guardian, Forbes, and The Hill. Rakeen holds a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University.

C. Nicole Mason
C. Nicole Mason is president and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). Prior to IWPR, Dr. Mason was the executive director of the Women of Color Policy Network at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the nation’s only research and policy center focused on women of color at a nationally ranked school of public administration. She is also an inaugural Ascend Fellow at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C.

Julian Brave NoiseCat
Julian Brave NoiseCat is vice president of policy for Data for Progress, a left-wing think tank, and narrative change director for The Natural History Museum, an artist and activist collective. He is an on-air correspondent for Real America with Jorge Ramos and contributing editor with Canadian Geographic. Julian is a fellow of the Type Media Center, NDN Collective and the Center for Humans and Nature, has been recognized as a finalist for the Livingston Award and nominated for multiple Canadian National Magazine Awards and Digital Publishing Awards. Julian grew up in Oakland, California, studied at Columbia University and the University of Oxford, and is a proud member of the Canim Lake Band Tsq’escen and descendant of the Lil’Wat Nation of Mount Currie.

Manuel Pastor
Manuel Pastor is a distinguished professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California (USC) and director of the Equity Research Institute at USC. Manuel was the founding director of the Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has received fellowships from the Danforth, Guggenheim, and Kellogg foundations, and grants from a number of leading foundations. Manuel holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is the inaugural holder of the Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change at USC.

Anne E. Price
Anne E. Price is president of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development. She has worked in the public sector on a wide range of issues including child welfare, hunger, welfare reform, workforce development, community development, and higher education. Prior to joining the Insight Center, Anne served as project director for California Tomorrow’s Community College Access and Equity Initiative. Anne also spent several years at Seattle’s Human Services Department, where she served as the community development block grant administrator and strategic advisor to the director. Anne holds a bachelor of arts in Economics from Hampton University and earned her Master’s in Management and Policy Analysis from the New School’s Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy in New York City.

Mónica Ramírez
Mónica Ramírez is the daughter and granddaughter of migrant farmworkers, as well as an attorney, author, and the founder of Justice for Migrant Women. Mónica is also co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, The Latinx House, Sisters Rising and She Se Puede, among other initiatives. She serves on the Board of the National Women’s Law Center and the TIMES UP Global Leadership Board. Mónica is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and Harvard Kennedy School. 

Michelle Natividad Rodriguez
Michelle Natividad Rodriguez is the chief of programs and member of the executive team of the National Employment Law Project (NELP), where she oversees the management of NELP’s program areas, including strategy, planning, implementation, and evaluation, to support more effective and strategic wins. Before joining NELP in 2010, Michelle litigated employment and education equity issues in California at a non-profit public interest firm for seven years. Since 2007, she has been a board member of Common Counsel Foundation, and in 2020, she joined the board of the East Bay Community Law Center.

Erica Smiley
Erica Smiley is the executive director of Jobs With Justice, where she has been spearheading strategic organizing and policy interventions for nearly 15 years. Erica’s passion for advancing innovations that prioritize the South is evident on the boards she serves on today and in the past which includes the Highlander Research and Education Center and the Workers Defense Project. Erica is also on the board of the SEIU Education and Support Fund, The Workers Lab, and she participates in the Bargaining for the Common Good advisory committee. Erica was the first WILL Empower Fellow – a joint project of Rutgers University and Georgetown University.

Kimberly Springer
Kimberly Springer is curator for the oral history archives at Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library and an adjunct associate professor teaching for the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College. She holds a Master’s of Information Science, specializing in archives, preservation, and social computing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a doctorate from the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University. Kimberly’s research, teaching, and publishing areas are social movement, cultural studies, born-digital materials, and social media as they intersect with race, gender, and sexuality.

Betsey Stevenson
Betsey Stevenson is a professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan. She is also a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a visiting associate professor of Economics at the University of Sydney, a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a fellow of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich, and serves on the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association. Her research explores women’s labor market experiences, the economic forces shaping the modern family, and how these labor market experiences and economic forces on the family influence each other. Dr. Stevenson earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in economics and mathematics from Wellesley College and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

Haeyoung Yoon
Haeyoung Yoon is senior director of policy at the National Domestic Workers Alliance, where she works on behalf of low-wage and immigrant workers rights issues. Prior to National Domestic Workers Alliance, Haeyoung was a distinguished taconic fellow at Community Change, director of strategic partnership and a deputy program director at the National Employment Law Project, and a litigator with the Urban Justice Center. Haeyoung also taught at the New York University School of Law and Brooklyn Law School.