Kalen Pruss is the Director of Special Projects at the American Economic Liberties Project. She has served as the Policy Director for the Democratic National Committee and was a Policy Advisor to the Clinton-Kaine transition team, where she served as the policy lead for federal energy, natural resource, science, and domestic economic agencies.
Previously, Kalen served as a Special Assistant to the Secretary at the Department of Labor under Secretary Tom Perez, where she led interagency policy development, including on infrastructure, veterans, homelessness, and other priorities and oversaw coordination of Congressional affairs, public engagement, and public affairs offices.
She has also worked at the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice and the Center for American Progress. She graduated with Honors from the University of Michigan with a degree in History and the Environment.