Whitney Tucker is Deputy Director of Research on the State Fiscal Policy team. She joins the Center from NC Child, where she spent two years as Research Director before transitioning to Policy Director and leading the organization’s legislative advocacy strategy and policy analysis.
Whitney brings a deep commitment to the advancement of public policy solutions that affirm the dignity of every person and community. Her work has included the research and promotion of a variety of anti-poverty issues, including state EITCs, public benefit access, and enumeration in the U.S. decennial census. Prior to joining NC Child, she spent four years at Children’s Trust of South Carolina, where she coordinated a statewide coalition that promoted data- and equity-informed public policy changes on behalf of children ages 0-5.
A South Carolina native, Whitney holds a Master of Public Health from the University of South Carolina as well as a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Vanderbilt University.