Breanna Betts joined H-CAP in February 2021 as a Policy Analyst based in Los Angeles, California, with a primary focus on long-term care (LTC) workforce policy. In her work, Breanna analyzes and develops public policy solutions through a racial equity lens to advance job quality for LTC workers nationally. Prior to joining H-CAP, Breanna gained extensive experience in LTC policy as a Policy Analyst at SEIU Local 2015, California’s largest home care and nursing home workers’ union, representing over 385,000 LTC workers. At SEIU Local 2015, her work advanced job quality for California’s caregivers through policy analysis and advocacy for the union’s legislative priorities, strategic research for bargaining campaigns and collaborative policy development in stakeholder coalitions. Her LTC policy work inspired her to pursue her master’s degree in public administration (MPA), with a specialization in Public Finance, in order to further study how government systems can better serve working families. After graduating from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy with her MPA in 2020, Breanna served as Research Associate at SEIU Local 721 in the union’s Social Services division, where she researched and analyzed policies to build public sector worker power in Los Angeles County.
Breanna got her start in the labor movement as an undergraduate student organizer at the University of Southern California, where she earned her B.A. in American Studies & Ethnicity, with a minor in Gender Studies.