Julia Pollak is the labor economist at ZipRecruiter, a leading online employment marketplace that uses AI-driven smart matching technology to connect millions of all-sized businesses and job seekers.
Julia has a passion for anticipating where technology is headed and predicting how it will affect the labor market. Working with a wider ZipRecruiter team, she helps employers, job seekers, and students get ahead of the game by gleaning and sharing insights generated from ZipRecruiter data.
Prior to working at ZipRecruiter, Julia was a Doctoral Fellow and Assistant Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation, where her research focused on issues related to military personnel policy and defense acquisition and was used to guide the decisions of major U.S. government clients. She also taught several economics courses as an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine University.
Julia holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard and an M.Phil. in Policy Analysis from Pardee RAND Graduate School. She is expected to receive her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis, also from RAND, this year. She is a drilling reservist in the U.S. Navy.
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