Sapna Mehta has been at the foundation as a program analyst since 2013. She has worked to improve the quality of low-wage jobs through ensuring that all workers earn family-supporting wages and have access to paid leave and a robust unemployment insurance system. In addition, her work has supported improved access to training and pathways that lead to better work conditions and higher wages for low-wage, minority, and immigrant workers.
Previously, she worked as a campaign strategist and researcher at Local 1 of the Service Employees International Union in Chicago, the largest property services local in the Midwest, strengthening jobs for thousands of janitors, security officers, and airport workers. Her work included ensuring the ethical use of public funds and exposing bad corporate actors. Prior to that, Sapna worked on several research projects at the policy research institute Policy Matters Ohio, examining the economic conditions affecting low- and middle-income Ohioans and contributing to the Economic Policy Institute’s State of Working Ohio.
Sapna holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Ohio State University and is on the board of Sanlaap North America, an organization dedicated to working against the trafficking of women and children.