Mindy Menjou


Research Editor

Mindy Menjou is the Institute for Justice’s research publications manager. She edits original social science research produced by the strategic research team and manages the full production and promotion process within the SR team and across other IJ teams.

Mindy holds a Master in British Studies from the Humboldt University of Berlin and a Bachelor of Arts in English and French from the University of Southern California.

Research and Reports

  • July 7, 2021    |    Strategic Research

    Cosmetology is one of the most widely and onerously regulated occupations for lower-income workers, yet little research has explored the experiences of aspiring beauty workers. This first-of-its-kind study takes advantage of federal educational data—including a large, and largely untapped, dataset on nondegree credentials and work experience programs—to find out what it looks like to complete…

  • December 5, 2017    |    Strategic Research

    Finding the American Dream at Home

    How Home-Based Businesses Benefit Entrepreneurs and Their Communities

    Across the country, millions of enterprising people are running businesses out of their homes. This report outlines the myriad benefits of home-based businesses and suggests that government regulations curtailing them are short-sighted. It details how home-based businesses make entrepreneurship possible for people of all different backgrounds and socio-economic circumstances, all while making meaningful contributions to…

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