Mariama Badjie

Research Associate, Race and Democracy


As a Research Associate for the Roosevelt Institute’s Race and Democracy Initiative, Mariama Badjie works to advance the think tank’s racial equity impact.

As Research Associate for the Roosevelt Institute’s new Race and Democracy team, Mariama Badjie plays an active role in shaping the think tank’s Race Landscape Project, a multi-year effort to chart the range of current philosophies on race, politics, and society—and then to chart a path forward for a racially equitable society that works for all.

Prior to joining Roosevelt, Badjie worked on the Policy Team at the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice to advance policies that ensure the welfare of the 140 million poor and low-wealth individuals who live in the United States. Before that, she was a 26th Class Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow at the Congressional Hunger Center. Mariama graduated with a BS from Hunter College, where she studied public health and public policy.