User Profile for Tamara Draut (tdraut)
Bio: Tamara Draut is the Director of the Economic Opportunity Program at Demos where she leads the organization’s research, policy and advocacy work on issues related to economic security and mobility. She is the author of Strapped: Why America's 20- and 30-Somethings Can't Get Ahead published by Doubleday in 2006. Her research focuses on the growing debt burdens facing low- and middle-income households, and more broadly the challenges confronting households trying to work or educate their way into the middle class. Tamara's book and research has been covered extensively by dozens of newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Her writing has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe and The Boston Review. She is a frequent television commentator and has appeared on the Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight and Fox News. Tamara holds an M.P.A. from Columbia University and a B.S.J. from Ohio University.
Joined: May 15 '07
Last login: Jun 11 '07