Maisum is a research associate who joined KRC in 2020 after interning for the organization in the summer of 2019.
He has an undergraduate degree in economics from Pennsylvania State University where he also got experience teaching and organizing lesson plans for an ecology course that he approached from a sustainability perspective. He was later a guest lecturer for that same course, tackling the basic economic trade-offs of expanding conservation and social services.
During his internship with KRC, Maisum helped Stephen Herzenberg write The State of Working Pennsylvania 2019 and is now working on several projects on sustainability, immigration, and new developments in the labor force. As a new researcher, Maisum has an interest in a number of broad topics within economics, all of which have to do with creating systems that help all people improve their lives.