Ty Jones Cox is the Vice President for Food Assistance. Ty brings over 15 years of experience working for individuals in need, starting as a legal aid attorney in Virginia before joining the Center in 2010 as a Senior Policy Analyst on the Food Assistance Team. While at the Center, Ty worked with state and federal officials, as well as state advocates, to strengthen SNAP delivery and connections to other economic security programs such as health care and child nutrition.
Ty went on to become the Director of Policy at Benefits Data Trust where she led a team focused on using data and policy to increase and streamline benefits access. She spent time at AARP Foundation as a Senior Advisor on Food Assistance prior to launching a business where she provided consultancy and guidance to state human services agencies and nonprofit organizations around eligibility and enrollment policy for safety net programs, specifically SNAP, Medicaid, and WIC. She also provided strategic guidance to health care entities seeking to implement food security and social determinants of health screenings in clinical settings.
Ty earned her B.A. in American Politics and African American Studies from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from Howard University School of Law.