Saoirse Gowan joined The Democracy Collaborative in June 2018 as a summer resident fellow and continued as a policy associate. She graduated Trinity College, Dublin in 2016 with a dual-major BA in history and political science. Saoirse’s previous research focused on housing, political economy, and alternative models of ownership, including right-to-own worker buyouts and the Inclusive Ownership Funds proposal. She co-authored the “Social Housing in the United States” report for the People’s Policy Project, which received coverage in The Nation, The Guardian, Jacobin, Mother Jones, and Current Affairs. She produced research on the Swedish Meidner Plan, plans for systemic economic transition, and decarbonization. She also worked as a researcher for Irish parliamentarians Róisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy, contributing to labor market and housing policy development.