Whitney Tucker is Deputy Director of Research at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Whitney leads a team of analysts in the Center’s State Fiscal Policy division and conducts research on a range of state tax and budget policies to determine trends, impacts, and opportunities to enhance racial and economic justice.
Prior to joining the Center in 2021, Whitney spent nearly a decade advancing anti-poverty policy in state-level child advocacy organizations. She most recently worked as Policy Director at NC Child, where she led the organization’s legislative strategy and conducted policy research with a special focus on family economic security measures. Her background includes analysis and advocacy on a variety of policy topics, from child care affordability and Medicaid access to state earned income tax credits and enumeration in the U.S. decennial census.
Whitney holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Vanderbilt University and an M.P.H. in Health Services Policy from the University of South Carolina.