Kathy Booth

Director, Economic Mobility, WestEd

Kathy Booth is the Director of WestEd’s Center for Economic Mobility, where she leads projects that help translate data into action. She develops cross-agency solutions that promote systems change, such as designing state longitudinal data systems and strengthening coordination between education and workforce systems. She also supports national efforts to clarify students’ economic outcomes and delivers technical assistance on using labor market information to develop stronger pathways to living wages. She has helped to map data across numerous systems, including crosswalking K-12 and community college offerings, tracing adult education pathways from K-12 to community colleges, and aligning data captured by educational institutions and social service agencies that support workforce development.