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Ofronama Biu

Senior Research Associate


Ofronama Biu joins the Building Movement Project as a Senior Research Associate. She will work on our national projects focused on leadership, including our Race to Lead reports, service and social change, and movement building. She will also work on place-based projects in Detroit and New Mexico.

Previously Ofronama was a Senior Research Associate at the NYC Labor Market Information Service at the CUNY Graduate Center where she directed research projects on trends impacting the social services and middle-skill healthcare workforce. Ofronama has over 10 years of experience in higher education and non-profit organizations. Her experience has included project management, program evaluation, partnership building, employer engagement, and direct service to participants. She also co-founded a nonprofit organization that connects youth to media professionals for skills-building and mentoring opportunities.

Ofronama is a PhD candidate at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School. Her research interests include labor market and workforce development policies and racial stratification. She obtained a BA in Psychology from the NYU College of Arts and Science and a MPA from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service.