Lexin Cai is a Research Analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Her work focuses on federal and state policies affecting low-income people, with a focus on food stamps. She develops models to simulate legislative proposals and proposed agency rules using a wide range of large-scale government surveys and administrative datasets with Stata and R.
“MSSP gave me the confidence to be a research analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. I gained hands-on experience that prepared me to work with a wide range of stakeholders in the policy arena and learned how to use, examine, and interpret large data sets. In addition to rigorous training, MSSP faculty are extremely generous in devoting their time to graduate students. They are genuinely committed to your success in graduate school and beyond.”