PhD, Sociology, Harvard University
Cohort Five Fellow

Academic Mentor
Christopher Jencks
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Policy Mentor
Christopher Wimer
Department of Health and Human Services, Columbia University

Current Institutional Affiliation

Cornell Population Center: Postdoctoral Fellow

Areas of Expertise
Economic Supports for Families, Low-Income Families and Individuals, Health Policy


Cassandra Robertson is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cornell Population Center. Dr. Robertson received her PhD in Sociology at Harvard University. Her research examines inequality and opportunity in the United States, with an emphasis on the policies that seek to impact social mobility.  More specifically, her work focuses on the predictors of sub-national variation in intergenerational economic mobility, including health, race, and education. Dr. Robertson has served as a Fellow with the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services, and has interned with the White House Domestic Policy Council in the Office of Urban Affairs and Economic Mobility. She hold a AB in Government from Cornell University and an EdM in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.