Dr. Andrea Hetling is a Professor and Director of the Public Policy Program at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She received her PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University. Dr. Hetling’s research interests focus on how public programs and policies can support economic well-being and financial stability among vulnerable populations, including families living in poverty and survivors of intimate partner violence. She is a Research Affiliate of the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan and a Research Academy member of the National Association of Welfare and Research Statistics. Dr. Hetling is also a member of the 2020-2025 cohort of Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Network (FSSRN) Scholars, selected by the US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.