Joan Huffer worked in the U.S. Senate for 27 years. She served on the Senate Budget Committee, first as an analyst on major entitlement programs including social security, income security, and Medicaid, and later as senior analyst for education and appropriations issues. Ms. Huffer handled income security and education issues for Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle from 1997 through 2004. She also worked on the personal staffs of North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad and Michigan Senator Don Riegle.
After leaving the Senate, she ran a project at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, one of DA’s portfolio organizations, to provide federal budget and tax policy technical assistance to state nonprofit organizations. She currently serves as the Board Chair of Voices for Progress.
Ms. Huffer earned a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University, and a bachelor of arts degree from Wellesley College.