Gina Azito Thompson is a Research Associate with the Family Income Support team. Before joining the Center, she was an intern with the Michigan League for Public Policy where she worked to advance access to income support services for people involved in the criminal legal system. Her work primarily focuses on centering equity in policy design and implementation, and her research areas include examining the impact of policy on communities of color, regional workforce development, and administrative burdens to TANF program access.
Gina also serves as an Internship Coordinator at the Center, where she is responsible for developing and managing the Center-wide internship experience.
Gina holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from Michigan State University and a B.A. in Political Science from North Carolina Central University.