Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Jeanette Ling (MPP ’16)

Jeanette worked as a Research Associate in the Antitrust & Competition Practice at Charles River Associates (CRA), an economic consulting firm. At CRA, she conducted research to support expert economic testimony and analysis for law firms, corporations, and government agencies in litigation and regulatory settings. In this position, she saw the value of research and data analysis when economics and law intersect to enforce policy.

She chose the Goldman School for its rigorous environment and the many opportunities for students to have policy consulting experience with a real client. She enjoys the challenging coursework and the ability to learn from her fellow classmates who all have unique perspectives and impressive backgrounds.

Jeanette is interested in using economics and data to analyze US social policy, which includes education and racial inequality. She is a Graduate Student Instructor for Introduction to Economics and on the Steering Committee of the Students of Color in Public Policy (SCiPP). With SCiPP, she helps organize events that promote diversity and raise awareness of racial and ethnic issues in policy. This summer, Jeanette will be interning at the Legislative Analyst Office in Sacramento, helping to provide policy recommendations to the California State Legislature.

Jeanette graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 with a BA in Economics and a minor in Public Policy.