Julia Sass Rubin is an Associate Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Dr. Rubin’s research examines the policies and organizations that impact low-income communities. Currently, she is researching community responses to the forced privatization of public education in Camden and Newark; the impact of shrinking government subsidies on domestic developmental financial institutions; and the challenges of nonprofit political advocacy. She has advised a number of organizations, including the United States Small Business Administration, the CDFI Fund of the U.S. Treasury Department, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, The Urban Institute, and the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority. Previously, she consulted for McKinsey & Company and worked in brand management for the Procter & Gamble and Eastman Kodak Companies. Dr. Rubin earned her PhD in Organizational Behavior and MA from Harvard University, an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School, and an AB with honors from Harvard-Radcliffe College. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Alfred A. Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University and spent a year as a Henry Luce Scholar in Bangkok, Thailand.