Cassandra Brzezinski is a senior associate and economist at ndp | analytics. Cassandra focuses on leveraging targeted, strategic research to drive public discourse on her clients’ issues. She conducts rigorous economic analysis to inform the public debate on key challenges facing today’s economy and the future of productivity. With a background in public policy and financial services, she has a deep understanding of the economic drivers that can impact widespread productivity across industries. Prior to joining ndp | analytics, she served as the director of public policy for a banking trade association. Earlier in her career, she worked in the U.S. Senate as a legislative advisor on banking, tax, labor, and trade issues. During her tenure on Capitol Hill, she also supported work with the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. Cassandra has also worked in corporate banking and financial services for a regional bank. She earned her M.S. in applied economics from the University of Maryland and her B.A. in political science and economics from the University of Alabama.