Sarita Gupta is the Director of Future of Work(ers) at the Ford Foundation. She is the former executive director of Jobs With Justice. She is a nationally recognized expert on the economic and political issues affecting working people across all industries, particularly low-wage workers. Gupta was named one of the 19 Young Activists Changing America by Bill Moyers and has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, and The Hill, as well as on MSNBC, the former Current TV (now Al Jazeera America), and several international television news programs. She writes regularly for The Huffington Post, The Hill, and Bill Moyers. Gupta began her career as a community activist and grassroots organizer and was president of the United States Student Association. She has held several leadership positions at Chicago Jobs With Justice and with the national Jobs With Justice organization, Gupta also serves as co-director of Caring Across Generations, a national coalition of 200 advocacy organizations working together for quality care and support and a dignified quality of life for all Americans. She also serves on several boards of directors for progressive groups and as received a number of achievement awards.
In this policy brief, four prominent scholars examine how public colleges and universities, after decades of underfunding, can cope with projected budget shortfalls brought on by the pandemic.