Nia West-Bey

Senior Policy Analyst, Youth Policy Policy Expertise Two-generation policies and strategies to support young, low-income parents of color and girls and young women of color

Nia West-Bey is a senior policy analyst on CLASP’s youth team.  Her work is currently focused on two-generation policies and strategies to support young, low-income parents of color and girls and young women of color.  She has expertise in youth development, qualitative and quantitative data interpretation and analysis, and the intersection of psychology, social policy, and program evaluation.

Prior to coming to CLASP, Nia spent 10 years as co-founder and executive director of a community-based non-profit organization offering youth development programming to young people in foster care in Washington, D.C.  Through this work, she had the opportunity to understand and experience how policy at the local and national level impacts disconnected youth.

Nia earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Community Psychology from New York University, and completed her undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College.

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