Ingrid Schroeder oversees Pew’s efforts to provide independent and unbiased data on the relationship between the federal and state governments, particularly the impact of federal deficit reduction on states and other issues.
Schroeder leads a team of researchers, working in collaboration with outside experts from across the political spectrum, to provide policy makers, the media, and the public with solid, nonpartisan analyses and accessible information. She has met with congressional and White House leaders and has been interviewed on national television and radio programs, as well as by top print publications.
Before transitioning to the Fiscal Federalism Initiative, Schroeder served as director of the Pew Fiscal Analysis Initiative and Subsidyscope. These projects examined the federal budget, deficit, debt, subsidies, and tax expenditures to raise public awareness through nonpartisan data and analysis. Prior to joining Pew, Schroeder was a senior executive at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). During her 17 years at OMB, she supervised a team that coordinated and cleared the administration’s policy positions on legislation for the Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, Labor, and Housing and Urban Development, as well as the Social Security Administration, the Office of Veterans Affairs, and the Office of Personnel Management. In that capacity, she also directed policy on budget and regulatory process issues. She also served as a program examiner with the Housing, Treasury, & Finance Division within the Treasury Branch and as a legislative analyst handling Justice and Treasury policies while at OMB. In addition, Schroeder is on the District of Columbia’s Advisory Board for St. John’s Community Services.
She holds a bachelor of arts from Washington and Lee University, where she majored in Public Policy, and received her MPA from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.