Policy Matters adds Rob Moore to research team
Posted February 16, 2018 in Press Releases
This week, Rob Moore joined Policy Matters Ohio as a researcher.
Moore will focus his work on state budget analysis and human service policy. Previously, he worked at the Ohio Legislative Services Commission where he evaluated the potential fiscal impact of state legislation. As a policy analyst with the University of California, Berkeley’s American Jobs Project, Moore studied Ohio’s advanced energy and manufacturing sectors.
Before switching to policy analysis, Moore worked as a regional organizer for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in Omaha, Nebraska. There he led reproductive health advocacy and volunteer efforts in the state. He also worked as the policy and research coordinator for Project Extra Mile, which combats substance abuse in Nebraska. As an AmeriCorps VISTA for the city of Omaha, Moore served as the mayor’s liaison to 190 neighborhood associations and coordinated a seven-month community needs assessment.
“Rob brings serious research and analysis skills to our team, and thanks to his organizing and outreach experience, he deeply understands the realities working people face,” said Policy Matters Executive Director Amy Hanauer. “It’s the perfect combination for us as we fight for policies that improve the lives of all Ohioans, not just the 1 percent.”
Originally from Bexley, Ohio, Moore now lives in Columbus’s Brewery District. In his free time, he performs improv comedy at Nest Theatre in Columbus's Franklinton neighborhood. He holds a Master of Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts from Denison University.
“I’m eager to help advance Policy Matters’ mission to build a more vibrant, equitable, sustainable and inclusive Ohio,” Moore said. “I’m excited to join a team of dedicated researchers and advocates committed to improving our state.”