Pronita Gupta is CLASP's job quality director. Ms. Gupta promotes policy solutions that create more responsive workplaces, improve job quality for workers, strengthen worker protections, and increase economic security for low-income working families. She brings expertise in the areas of paid family and medical leave, pay equity, and other workplace labor standards.
Prior to joining CLASP, Ms. Gupta served as the deputy director of the women’s bureau in the U.S. Department of Labor under President Obama. In that role, she worked to advance and improve standards, practices, and opportunities for women in the labor force. She also previously served as senior director of programs for the Women Donors Network (WDN) as well as research director for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.
Ms. Gupta has extensive experience in community and labor organizing. She served as research director for SCOPE/AGENDA in Los Angeles, where she helped develop their health care jobs campaign, and as research director for the Living Wage Campaign at the LA Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE). Additionally, Ms. Gupta served as executive director of Institute for Southern Studies and legislative director for the U.S. Student Association. She holds an MPA from Columbia University and a BA in Government from Clark University.