Director of Advocacy
Chelsea Sedani, MSW, is the Director of Advocacy at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. She is responsible for leading the organization’s legislative and policy advocacy work.
Prior to working at Mass Budget, Chelsea worked at Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath), formerly Crittenton Women’s Union, for fifteen years in various roles in the Advocacy Department. At EMPath, she spearheaded the organization’s lobbying, engagement, and story sharing work to advance racial and economic justice. She led legislative and budget efforts in partnership with impacted families and coalitions to increase critical support through cash assistance and tax credits, and to improve access to family shelter, affordable housing, quality child care, and workforce training.
Prior to her time at EMPath, Chelsea worked with various nonprofits doing community organizing, research, program management and advocacy work. She believes deeply in centering the voices of families and communities in shaping and carrying out policy change. Her education and experience as a social worker guides how she shows up in this work.
Chelsea holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston College and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland in Criminal Justice and Family Studies.