Karen Anderson is Senior Director of Policy, Communications, & External Affairs with the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago. She previously served as Senior Advisor to Results for America, a nonprofit organization that promotes evidence-informed policymaking, and as Executive Director of its global initiative, Results for All. Anderson also previously served as Managing Director for The Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institution that she helped launch in 2006. She took a leave in 2008 to serve in the Presidential Transition, and then to serve as Chief of Staff for the White House Council of Economic Advisers, returning to The Hamilton Project in the spring of 2010. Anderson served as a Vice President of State and Local Government Relations for Citigroup (2001-2006) and as Senior Policy Advisor for the law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge (1997-2001). During the first term of the Clinton Administration, Anderson served as a Regional Coordinator in the White House Office of Political Affairs. She holds an MPP from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a BA in Economics from Agnes Scott College.