Charlotte Cahill, PhD, is program director for the Pathways to Prosperity initiative at JFF. Charlotte leads state policy and strategy work for the initiative and oversees the Pathways to Prosperity regional asset mapping process. She also provides technical assistance to states and regions in the Pathways to Prosperity Network and conducts research to support the Pathways to Prosperity work. Charlotte's research interests include work-based learning, labor market information, economic development, and federal and state policies to support the development of career pathways systems.
Prior to joining JFF, Charlotte worked at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, where she conducted policy research and facilitated a peer-learning network of colleges and universities focused on strengthening postsecondary programs and career pathways for student veterans. Charlotte has seven years of experience teaching at both two- and four-year postsecondary institutions, including Northwestern University, DePaul University, and the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois.
She holds a bachelor's degree in history from Boston College and a master's degree and doctorate in the history of US public policy from Northwestern University.