Paola Scommegna is a senior writer in U.S. Programs and has held a variety of communications positions at PRB since 2011. Her focus is on communicating academic research on U.S. health, well-being, and aging in nontechnical language for policymakers and program planners. She has previously worked at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Bread for the World, and PRB. She has also served as an independent consultant for a variety of research and social change organizations, including the U.S. Census Bureau, Firelight Foundation, and Amizade. Scommegna holds an master’s degree in global education from American University and a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Northwestern University.
Why Are They Asking That? What Everyone Needs to Know About 2020 Census Questions
By law, the U.S. government is required to count the number of people living in the United States every 10 years. Getting an accurate count is important because census numbers impact daily life in the United States in many ways.