Alex Coccia is a Senior Policy Analyst at CSSP, where he advances policy work on family and community economic security. He makes connections between policy development, empirical research, and community organizing to focus on making public systems robust, equitable, accessible to people and communities who have long been excluded from them, and responsive to the needs of and generous in supporting children and families across the continuum. He has professional and academic expertise in anti-poverty and family economic security policy and strives for a politics that will eliminate poverty in the United States.
Alex has a multi-disciplinary background with experience in a variety of roles, including in community organizing, strategic communications and storytelling, academia, research, non-profit, and federal government. In addition to his policy role, Alex was an adjunct assistant professor in Political Science at Notre Dame. Prior to joining CSSP, Alex was a policy consultant for Children’s Defense Fund Ohio, and a special assistant and policy analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. He received his DPhil (PhD) in Politics and MPhil in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Prior to receiving his BA from Notre Dame, he was awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which supports careers in public service.
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