Jabari Cook (he/they) is a doctoral student in Sociology and Social Policy. His research interests include poverty, social safety net programs, and the causes of economic insecurity among marginalized populations.
Before beginning their Ph.D., Jabari worked as a Research Assistant at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, where they researched how federal social and fiscal policies can be used to better support people with low incomes. He also previously examined employment and income trajectories among disadvantaged youth while interning at The Brookings Institution. Jabari earned their B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.