DCFPI Welcomes Michael Johnson Jr. as our new State Policy Fellow!

DCFPI is excited to welcome Michael Johnson Jr., our new State Policy Fellow, to the team!

Michael joined the team at DCFPI in August 2021 and will work with the policy team to advance our research in various issue areas such as education, income & poverty, and cannabis policy.

He comes to DCFPI having worked in multiple roles within the CBPP network. While completing his graduate degree, Michael worked as a Research Intern with the State Fiscal Policy team at CBPP. Prior to this experience, he also interned as a Policy Researcher at The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis in 2019. In his role at DCFPI, Michael hopes to use his background in research and advocacy to uplift communities throughout the DC area.

Michael holds a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law (PPEL) from the University of Richmond. Outside of work, Michael enjoys traveling, playing recreational sports, and is an avid gamer.