One of California’s greatest strengths – and a source of inspiration for our nation – is the incredible diversity of its population. As a think tank seeking to improve the lives of Californians, PPIC relies on a broad array of perspectives and experiences to make our work more relevant, more effective, and more valuable.
PPIC is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We actively encourage and support career development for employees with a broad range of backgrounds. At the same time, we know we can always do better: we work continually to improve our organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion. In accordance with our values, we are transparent about staffing and about our ongoing DEI efforts.
The following interactive provides a snapshot of our staff as of July 1, 2021.
NOTES: Figures for PPIC staff are based on data from an employee self-identification questionnaire completed by PPIC employees, along with birthdate information collected for personnel recordkeeping. Figures for working-age Californians (age 21–64) are based on data from the 2019 American Community Survey. Race and gender categories are aligned with the federal government’s guidelines for workforce reporting. Native American includes Alaska Natives; Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiians. Latino staff of any race are grouped together, and we display gender in a binary manner (male/female) because of the way that data is currently collected. We rely on the Pew Research Center’s generational categories.