Jahdziah St. Julien is a research associate at the Better Life Lab (BLL) at New America. She works at the intersection of gender, race, and social policy. In her role, she researches and writes about the program's priority issue areas—paid family leave, affordable care, workplace redesign, and intersectional gender equity.
St. Julien oversees the BLL's social media content, maintains its Mission: Visible initiative, and edits the program's weekly newsletter rundown, Your Life, Better, which covers the latest on work, gender, and social policy. St. Julien also supports BLL projects and events, and provides ongoing research assistance to the BLL team.
St. Julien holds a B.A. in history from Princeton University, where she focused her independent research and thesis on amplifying voices that went unheard. Exploring the real-life impact of political moments and social movements on historically marginalized communities, her research emphasized the importance of representation within historical narratives. She brings this perspective to the Better Life Lab, promoting equity, justice, and wellbeing through storytelling, research, and reporting.
St. Julien hails from the Sunshine State and is proud to call South Florida home. Now that she is in DC, she hopes to explore as many coffee shops, used bookstores, and historical landmarks as possible.