Anne Althauser received her Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Washington School of Public Health, Community-Oriented Public Health Program. For her Capstone, Anne worked with the transgender community in Seattle to find ways we, as a community, can reduce stigma and discrimination towards transgender individuals. Anne also helped found the Committee on Oppression, Racism, and Education (CORE), which was instrumental in making her public health program the first in the country to commit to being anti-racist.
Prior to grad school, Anne graduated with her BA in Sociology from the University of Washington, and then spent three years living in Paraguay as a Peace Corps Volunteer, with a focus on rural health and sanitation. Anne is interested in social determinants of health and the intersection of community movement building and policy. Anne thoroughly enjoys her job as the Research Project Coordinator for the Minimum Wage Study for these reasons.
When not on campus, Anne can be found riding her bike, cooking homemade delicacies, writing for a local news outlet, and organizing with European Dissent and ARC for Health and Justice.
Emma van Inwegen
Emma van Inwegen graduated from the University of Washington in June 2015 with a degree in mathematics, economics, and philosophy. Under the tutelage of Jake Vigdor and Scott Allard she completed a capstone examining short term effects of the minimum wage ordinance to prices.
As the Research Analyst for the Evans School, she supports a multidisciplinary team of social scientists examining the impact of minimum wage increases on labor markets, business practice, and household quality of life. Her current focus is on the impacts of the minimum wage on firms' revenue and labor demand.
In her free time she enjoys backpacking, biking, baking bread, and brewing beer. Apparently also alliterations.
Ekaterina (Katya) Jardim joined the Evans School as a Research Associate in June of 2016. Dr. Jardim is a labor economist with research focus on local labor markets, labor demand and job search, and extensive experience working with employer-employee matched data. She received a Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University in 2016 and a M.A. in Economics from the New Economic School in 2010.
In her doctoral dissertation, she used an administrative dataset from Brazil to study how much employment growth across firms is constrained by labor market conditions, such as wage growth or tight labor markets, both of which make hiring more costly. As part of the Seattle Minimum Wage Study, she is particularly interested in understanding how businesses in Seattle adjust to higher labor costs caused by the minimum wage hike.