Jessica Lasky-Fink is a PhD Candidate in Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on applying insights from behavioral science to improve the delivery of social services and programs. Some of her current projects include field experiments on increasing take-up of emergency rental assistance and SNAP benefits; developing methods of improving the efficacy of written communications, especially in education and government; and exploring the relationship between basic needs and academic success for students. Previously, Jessica worked at the Student Social Support R&D Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School, managing and implementing randomized field experiments, and in monitoring and evaluation for international programs. She also served as US Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia. Jessica holds a B.A. in Political Science and a M.A. in International Economics and Development.


Associate Fellow

Years active

2021, 2022