Rosemonde Pierre-Louis

NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research

Rosemonde Pierre-Louis is Executive Director of the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, where she leads a team of scholars, clinicians, researchers, policy experts and other professionals who are committed to creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address its consequences, and rapidly translating their findings into action through policy and best practices. A highly-recognized public sector leader, Rosemonde is known for driving social and economic change. She has dedicated her career to helping the most vulnerable receive access to justice, services, and support.

Prior to McSilver, Rosemonde served as Senior Adviser to the NYC Commission on Gender Equity and the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence. She also previously served as the Manhattan Deputy Borough President from 2006 to 2013, where she oversaw several of the Office’s key initiatives related to transportation, community board reform, sustainability and criminal justice. In addition to being an advocate and mobilizing force for issues impacting the Haitian Community, Rosemonde is also the Founder of the Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance (FDBA), serves on the board of New American Leaders Action Fund (NALAF), as well as on the Advisors Council of Eleanor’s Legacy. She is an Executive Board Member of the Committee for Ranked Choice Voting NYC and was appointed by New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in April 2022 to a blue ribbon “Fareness” panel to address solutions to reduce fare evasion. In 2021, Rosemonde received the Public Servant of The Year Award from the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA).

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