Alissa Quart is the executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and co-founder of its present incarnation. She is the author of the recent book Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America (Ecco/HarperCollins) and four other books, including Branded, Hothouse Kids, and the poetry book Monetized. She writes the Outclassed column for The Guardian and has written for many other publications, including for The New York Times and The New York Review of Books. She is a 2018 Emmy winner in documentary film and the recipient of Columbia University‚Äôs Graduate School of Journalism 2018 Alumni Award, as well as a 2010 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a finalist for the National Magazine Award.