Justine has a track record of innovative research and collaboration with public and private partners. She became an economist in order to use science to improve people’s lives and impact the world for good. This is reflected in her work which combines economics and big data to solve social problems. She contributes to research in education, retirement policy, household finance, and health, as well as marketing, competition, antitrust, and environmental regulation. She is the founder and director of Research Improving People’s Lives (RIPL), a new interdisciplinary, research lab model for using data and science to impact policy and improve lives. She has served on the Academic Research Council for the United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and on the Council of Economic Advisors to the Governor of Rhode Island.  Justine holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.