Ms. Mejia joined the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center as a Fiscal Policy Analyst in April 2002. Before joining the Justice Center, Elaine worked as a budget and management analyst for Orange County, North Carolina and also served as a North Carolina Governor’s Public Management Fellow with the Office of State Budget and Management and the Office of State Personnel. Ms. Mejia received a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. in Political Science from Texas A&M University.