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Florrie Darwin

Florrie Darwin

Senior Research Associate

Florrie Darwin has been a Lecturer on Law at the Harvard Law School, teaching in the negotiation workshop. At HLS she has co-created and taught a course on “Negotiating Leadership,” and has worked as a mediator and trainer in the Harvard Mediation Program. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching negotiation at the Georgetown University Law Center, and a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law Masters Program.... Read more about Florrie Darwin

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David J. Doorey

Senior Research Associate
Associate Professor, York University, Toronto

Dr. David Doorey is Associate Professor of Labor and Employment Law at York University in Toronto. His research and writing in the areas of Canadian and comparative labor and employment law, industrial relations, labor and the environment, corporate social responsibility and global supply chains, and legal theory has been published in leading law journals and cited by the Supreme Court of Canada.... Read more about David J. Doorey

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Pamella Endo

Financial Manager

Pamella Endo is the Financial Manager at the Labor and Worklife Program. Prior to joining the LWP, she was the finance manager at a research center at Brandeis University. She also has worked as the grants manager at a non-profit that served refugees and immigrants, and another non-profit that donated books to developing countries.

Pam received a BA in Economics and an MBA from UC Berkeley. Originally from Southern California, Pam has called the Boston area home for a number of years and raised her two children here.  She lives in Arlington with her husband, Jim. 

Mark Erlich

Mark Erlich

Wertheim Fellow
Research on Misclassification and Underground Economy

Mark Erlich retired as Executive Secretary-Treasurer (EST) of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, a 19,000 member organization in March 2017.  A member of Carpenters Local 40 since 1975, he worked at his craft as an apprentice, journeyman, foreman, and superintendent. While EST, Erlich chaired the New England Carpenters Benefits Funds and the New England Carpenters Training Fund. He was a Vice-President of the Mass AFL-CIO and Mass Building Trades.  He continues to serve as a member on the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals, MassINC board, and the Federal Reserve Advisory Council.... Read more about Mark Erlich

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Mike  Firestone

Interim Managing Director
LWP Program Fellow
Research on misclassification, wage theft, and building worker power
Mike Firestone is an attorney, labor policy advisor, and political strategist with a background in campaigns and government service. His current areas of work include misclassification, wage theft, and building worker power. Prior to joining LWP, Mike led voter protection efforts for the Biden-Harris campaign in Michigan and served as an assistant attorney general and Chief of Staff to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, overseeing a broad range of legal and policy matters, including the rulemaking and implementation of the Massachusetts paid sick time law.... Read more about Mike  Firestone
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Terri Gerstein

Director, State and Local Enforcement Project
LWP Fellow
Research on Labor Standards Enforcement

Terri Gerstein is the Director of the State and Local Enforcement Project at the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program, and also a Fellow in the Program. She recently completed an Open Society Foundations Leadership in Government fellowship. Previously, she worked for over 17 years enforcing labor laws in New York State, including as the Labor Bureau Chief for the New York State Attorney General’s Office, and as a Deputy Commissioner in the New York State Department of Labor. Before her government service, Terri was a nonprofit lawyer in Miami, Florida, where she represented immigrant workers and also co-hosted a Spanish language radio show on workers’ rights.

Her work has appeared in publications including The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe NationThe Guardian, and The Hill, among others; a complete listing can be found here. She has also appeared on Democracy Now, Univision and Telemundo. She’s a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Twitter: @TerriGerstein
Gaochao He

Gaochao He

Senior Research Associate

Professor Gaochao HE is a political scientist by training.

He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Labor and Worklife Program of Harvard Law School between March and September of 2016. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago in 1993, and served as a professor in the department of political science at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou of China between 2004 and 2017. He has been working as a Senior Research Fellow in the China Centre (Maritime), Southampton Solent University of England since April of 2017.... Read more about Gaochao He

LWP Fellow Xi Hu

Xi (Sisi) Hu

Program Fellow of the LWP
Research on Technological and Climate Disruptions on Labor

 

Xi's research at the LWP examines the impact of software on economic outcomes with a focus on jobs. In addition, she is looking at how climate change affects infrastructure investment decisions as well as the implications of climate change on the future of work. Prior to joining the LWP, Xi worked as a consultant for numerous organisations, including the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE), International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), UK-India Business Council, and Legal & General Investment Management. She is the co-founder of the Oxford International Infrastructure Consortium (OXIIC), whose aim is to facilitate communication and collaboration on infrastructure between academics, policymakers, and practitioners worldwide. She is also a co-author of "The Self We Choose (我们选择的自己)", a book published in Chinese that features the life stories of scientists from the largest ever all-women expedition to Antarctica. Xi holds a DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change, and a BSc in Environmental Policy with Economics from the London School of Economics.