Marokey Sawo

State Economic Analyst

Marokey Sawo joined EPI’s Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) team as an economic analyst in 2021. She focuses on EARN-related research that is simultaneously informed by and seeks to address racial and gender disparities. Sawo was most recently a researcher at the Groundwork Collaborative, where she worked on a variety of economic and data analysis projects. She primarily focused on the economics of anti-austerity at the federal level as well as varying unemployment insurance issues and broader labor market conditions. Sawo previously worked at Futures and Options, a New York-based non-profit, under several roles. As a project manager, she spearheaded an organization-wide project to build a robust new Salesforce CRM database and develop processes to increase efficiency and capacity. As a data associate, she worked closely with the program director to audit existing data evaluation systems to better capture the organization’s impact in providing internship and career-readiness opportunities for New York City youth.



M.S., Economic Theory and Policy, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
B.A., Economics, Vassar College