Jerusalem Demsas is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she writes about institutional failure, explored through stories that focus on housing, infrastructure, and mobility. Her work touches on citizen voice, federalism, NIMBY-ism, gentrification, race, gender, and the politics of exclusion. She was recognized for her work by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2023 with the ASME Next Award given to journalists under 30. She previously wrote for Vox as a policy journalist and co-host of the politics and policy podcast The Weeds. Demsas previously worked as a staffer on political campaigns and is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. Ms. Demsas is a new visiting fellow with the Center for Economy and Society (CES) at the SNF Agora Institute.