Justin Theal

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Justin Theal is a senior associate with the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Fiscal Federalism Initiative, which provides nonpartisan data and analysis on areas of fiscal and policy overlap between the federal and state governments. Theal’s work includes research on federal, state, and local transportation and higher education funding, emergency management issues, and the impact and distribution of federal spending across states. Before joining Pew in 2013, Theal spent two years at Taxpayers for Common Sense where he tracked and analyzed legislation related to the federal budget, deficit, and debt. Theal holds a bachelor's degree in international affairs from Arcadia University and is pursuing a master's degree in public management from the University of Maryland.