Kayla Blado joined the Economic Policy Institute as the Media Relations Specialist in 2016 and became Director of Media Relations in 2019. Before departing EPI in 2021, Blado worked with journalists to highlight EPI’s research and subject matter experts. She also served as the president of the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union, which represents EPI’s staff and other nonprofit workers across the country. Previously, she produced several radio shows, including a popular morning news magazine on Wisconsin Public Radio. Kayla also served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in rural Wisconsin, where she helped disabled farmers acquire assistive equipment.
B.A., University of Wisconsin—Madison, Sociology and Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies
Graduate Certificate, Harvard Extension School, Business Communication
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