Callie Freitag began the Ph.D. program at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance in 2018. She is interested in how economic instability, poverty, and social policy interact over the life course to influence later-in-life wellbeing. She is a trainee with the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology.
Prior to joining the program, Callie spent three years as policy analyst in Sacramento, California, most recently for the County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA). At CWDA, Callie led the advocacy efforts to establish Home Safe, a grant program to prevent homelessness among older adults who have experienced abuse and neglect. She also worked as a policy analyst on aging and long-term care issues for California's nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office.
Callie began her policy career as an analyst in the budget office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Applied Mathematics from George Washington University and a Masters of Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago.