Valerie Rawlston Wilson
Valerie Rawlston Wilson is a labor economist and director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE), a nationally recognized source for expert reports and policy analyses on the economic condition of America’s people of color. Prior to joining EPI, Wilson was vice president of research at the National Urban League Washington Bureau. She has written extensively on various issues impacting economic inequality in the United States—including employment and training, income, wage and wealth disparities, access to higher education, and social insurance—and has also appeared in print, television, and radio media. She has a PhD in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.