Desiree Solomon is the Research and Program Analyst at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) Center for Policy Analysis and Research (CPAR). Passionate about economic development and social justice, Mrs. Solomon is a skilled legal analyst and advocacy strategist. Mrs. Solomon manages CPAR initiatives in Technology Policy, Economic Policy, Foreign Affairs, and Civic Engagement; ensures the implementation of program objectives and focuses on advancing racial equity through an economic development lens.
Mrs. Solomon joins CBCF with an interdisciplinary background in human security and the legal field. Most recently, she managed various projects for transnational corporations in the technology sector as a Paralegal with Jackson Lewis P.C. In that role, she analyzed legislative and regulatory changes to trade agreements, national security, U.S. labor, and immigration policy and liaised with companies and beneficiaries to relay policy changes while fostering stakeholder relationships.
Mrs. Solomon graduated from George Mason University in 2017 with a BA in Global Affairs, Human Security, and Arabic. During this time, she was selected to be a member of George Mason University’s Global Studies Fellowship program, where she researched human rights and legal ethics with a small team of students from George Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, Virginia. During the Fellowship program, Mrs. Solomon supplemented her studies with internships in the international trade sector at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and development organizations such as Peace Corps.
Mrs. Solomon is also the founder and Executive Director of Tea & Policy, a non-partisan policy research group for women that provides a forum to discuss policy issues impacting local communities and identify ways to impact change.