Sapna Gupta

     Senior Policy Analyst
     Morrison Institute for Public Policy


Sapna Gupta is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Morrison Institute for Public Policy. She has expertise in the areas of economic development, trade, education and workforce development. She also conducts research on competitiveness and bi-national economic development. She edited the April 2016 Arizona Town Hall background report on Mexico and is the primary author of On the Rise - 21st Century Career and Technical Education Pathways, a comprehensive analysis of career and technical education in Arizona. She has contributed to Arizona Directions 2013 and 2014 and other Morrison Institute white papers. Sapna regularly presents research findings to civic organizations and industry groups. She has appeared on Arizona PBS’s Horizon, Arizona Public Media’s Arizona Week and on KJZZ radio and has been quoted in print and online news publications.

Prior to joining Morrison Institute, Sapna consulted and conducted research for civic organizations, nonprofits and universities. She structured financings for public entities as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan and was an economist and consultant at the World Bank’s West Africa Infrastructure Division. Sapna began her career as an analyst at ICF International, a consulting firm in Washington D.C. She has been a member of the ASU Art Museum’s Creative Impact Board since 2014. She graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School with a master’s degree in public policy and earned her bachelor's degree in public policy studies from the University of Chicago.