Jonah Tobin

Jonah Tobin is a Junior at Williams College, majoring in Economics. His passion for public service grew out of work on two congressional campaigns in Massachusetts and North Carolina. In college, Jonah has interned with city and state legislators where he has worked to promote employee ownership opportunities, expand access to in-school mental health care, and strengthen homelessness prevention programs. He has also contributed to the creation of non-profit organizations and social enterprises, namely the American Exchange Project and 1854 Cycling Company. Academically, he is interested in using economic research to evaluate the causal effects of public policy. At Williams, he produced original research on paid maternity leave policies and a published paper on the financial decisions of liberal arts colleges. After college, Jonah hopes to pursue a career focused on creating a more just state economy, through reducing wealth inequality, creating jobs that support working families, and developing stronger public-private partnerships. Jonah loves skiing, rock climbing, and acting. He grew up in Wellesley, MA.