Rebecca Tippett, co-author of “Beyond Broke: Why Closing the Racial Wealth Gap is a Priority for National Economic Security,” is the Director of Carolina Demography at the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill where she translates demographic and economic data into specific, usable information and knowledge to inform decision-making, evaluation, and policy. Rebecca works with a diverse array of clients, including non-profit organizations, government agencies, private industry, and individual citizens. Her work has included forecasting population trends to determine the demand for new schools, identifying target locations for new businesses, evaluating population estimation methods for the U.S. Census Bureau, and examining demographic and labor market factors associated with employee turnover. She regularly writes and presents about the impact of demographic and social trends in North Carolina.