Stacy Dean, Secretary

Stacy is vice president for food assistance policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, where she works extensively with program administrators, policymakers, and nonprofit organizations to improve the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) and provide eligible low-income families easier access to its benefits. Stacy’s work focuses on nutrition programs, immigrant issues, the federal budget, and cross-program integration.

Before joining the CBPP, Stacy worked as a budget analyst at the Office of Management and Budget where she worked on policy development, regulatory and legislative review, and budgetary process and execution for a wide variety of income support programs. In 1999, she spent seven months in the United Kingdom as an Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy examining the integration of benefit and tax policy for low-wage workers. Stacy received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public policy from the University of Michigan.