This week on "Q&A," we meet Neera Tanden, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for American Progress.
During the interview, Tanden details the mission and current goals of the Washington, D.C.-based think tank, founded in 2003. She says her group was originally started due to a lack of organizations that focused on economic and domestic policy and national security. She also reveals that the Center will be working on a progressive tax reform policy this year.
Tanden discusses her early years growing up in Bedford, Massachusetts, working for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her college experiences at UCLA (where she earned a B.S. in Science) and Yale University (where she earned a Juris Doctorate).
Tanden became president of the Center for American Progress in November, 2011.