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Jargalmaa "Joy" Erdenemandakh

Star of the North Fellow

Jargalmaa "Joy" Erdenemandakh is a Star of the North Fellow with the State Demographic Center at the Department of Administration. In this role, she works on demographic population projections and estimates by analyzing demographic shifts and forecasts to inform legislators, school districts and other state agencies including DHS. Additionally, she assists with research, outreach and communication for initial preparation of the 2020 Census.

Prior to joining the State Demographic Center, she worked at the Department of Revenue through her fellowship where she provided technical consultations for county auditors and assessors on the department’s database system, tax calculations and Minnesota statutes. During her graduate studies at Humphrey School she worked at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and Department of Education. At Minnesota State, she helped create a strategic plan for the agency’s long-term tuition policies. At the Department of Education, she created strategies to raise compensation for early childhood workforce. Some of her work including her evaluation project of the city of Brooklyn Park and analysis of the Humphrey-Hawkins Act were featured in “Star Tribune” and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Prior to working at State of Minnesota, she worked in a consulting sector in Mongolia. She enjoys data-driven research and likes to program in SAS, SQL and STATA.

She received her Master’s in Public Policy degree from Humphrey School of Public Affairs in 2017 and her Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies in 2013 from University of Minnesota.

Contact Joy at or 651-201-2506.

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