Yarrow Willman-Cole is the Assistant Director of Policy Analysis and Community Engagement at the Center for Women and Work, Rutgers University. As Assistant Director, Yarrow is engaged in policy analysis, research, outreach and education on workplace policies and practices in New Jersey. She has produced fact sheets, issue briefs, and other materials on paid family leave and the impact of earned sick days on workers in New Jersey. She has made presentations at state and local events, written articles, testified at legislative hearings, and been quoted in major media outlets.
Current projects include a pilot project to assess the awareness and impact of New Jersey’s Family Leave Insurance program on working families through local Women and Infant Centers.
She also conducts outreach and education in local communities with earned sick days laws. In this capacity, she educates and advises workers in hard-to-reach communities of their paid leave rights and how to access them.
Yarrow has over 15 years of experience as an educator, organizer, and advocate for under-served communities, including work in Honduras, Costa Rica, and New York City as both a teacher and community organizer. Prior to joining CWW, Yarrow worked at New Jersey Citizen Action on a range of issues from health care to workplace policies. Yarrow has a BA in Spanish and International Studies from The Ohio State University, and a MA in Management and Labor Relations from Rutgers University.
Her hobbies include knitting, bike riding, watching Netflix, and hanging out with her family and her daughters, Soluna and Breesa.