Louisa Warren
Job Title

Director of State Strategies & Engagement


Warren is Director of State Strategies & Engagement at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. In this role she works with state non-profit organizations to elevate issues around poverty and advance policy options and strategies for reducing poverty in their states.

Warren joined the Center in 2012 to advise state organizations on issue campaign strategy related to state fiscal policy choices and a host of safety net issues. She brought a decade of experience with moving policy to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income families at the state level. Before joining the Center, Warren was a Senior Policy Advocate for five years at the North Carolina Justice Center working on tax and budget issues within the Budget and Tax Center (a State Priorities Partnership member) as well as work on income supports, workplace standards, and prisoner re-entry. Prior to that, she was the Director of the North Carolina Coalition for Lobbying Reform, a successful bipartisan effort to strengthen the state’s lobbying and ethics laws. Warren also worked on communications and event planning at El Pueblo, a Latino advocacy organization in North Carolina. She maintains close ties to the North Carolina advocacy community and has served on a number of Boards.

Warren graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA from Grinnell College.