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Papia Debroy

Nonresident Senior Fellow – Brookings Metro

Papia Debroy is the Senior Vice President of Insights at Opportunity@Work, a nonprofit social enterprise that is dedicated to improving economic mobility opportunities for workers who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs) instead of a bachelor’s degree. She also serves as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow with the Metropolitan Program at the Brookings Institution. 

Debroy’s published work focuses on labor markets, employer behavior, and worker economic mobility opportunities in regional contexts. This body of work serves as a foundation for Opportunity@Work’s engagements with large enterprise Fortune 500 executive teams, workforce development organizations, talent and education developers and policymakers.  Prior to joining Opportunity@Work, Papia served as a Research Director at CEB, now Gartner, a member based advisory organization serving more than 80% of the Fortune 1000. In this role, she researched and counseled large, complex organizations on their workforce practices. She holds a Ph.D. and masters degree from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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