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Selena Caldera, BA, MPP

Policy Research Senior Analyst, PPI Economics Team

Selena Caldera, AARP

Selena Caldera, BA, MPP

Selena Caldera joined AARP Public Policy Institute in the summer of 2008. She works on Social Security issues, with a special focus on reliance on Social Security and minorities' Social Security income. She has an MPP from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, with a focus on social, family and education policy, and a BA in Government from the University of Texas, Austin.

She has previously worked in education policy at the Census Bureau and at the Texas Center for Educational Research; on immigration issues at the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Immigration Statistics; and covered various issue areas as an analyst in the Private-Sector Mandates Unit at the Congressional Budget Office.

Areas of expertise

Social Security, with a special focus on reliance on Social Security and minorities' Social Security income

Selected publications

"Social Security: A Key Retirement Income Source for Minorities"

"Social Security: Who's Counting on It?"

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