- Contracts Coordinator/Executive Assistant
- Deputy Director of State Tax and Budget Campaigns
- Director or Deputy Director, Network Equity and Inclusion
- Graphics and Web Posting Associate
- Human Resources Director
- JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of Operations, International Budget Partnership
- Research Analyst/Senior Research Analyst
- Research Assistant or Research Associate - State Fiscal Policy
- Senior Policy Analyst – State Pension Issues
- State Communications Specialist
- State Strategies Manager
- State Strategies Manager or Senior State Strategies Manager
Julia Buschmann is an intern with the Health team. While an undergraduate student at Whitman College Julia volunteered with and worked for organizations focused on homeless youth, behavioral health, juvenile justice, and opioid addiction before graduating with a B.A. in sociology with concentrations in economics and political science. She then worked as a resource development coordinator at a homeless shelter in Washington state. Julia has since co-managed a state legislative campaign in Alaska, worked in the Alaska state legislature, and developed electoral reform policy for the state of Alaska.
Sarah Calame is an intern with the Government Affairs team. Originally from Massachusetts, Sarah is a rising junior at Brown University studying economics and public policy. Previously, Sarah interned at the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus, where she supported the organization's efforts to increase women's political representation in the state.
Ritzy Chirinos is a development intern with the State Fiscal Project team. She was born in Venezuela and raised in North Carolina. She graduated from Meredith College in May 2018 with a B.A. in criminology and sociology. Previously, she interned at The Indivisible Project and canvassed with Democrats for Education Reform. She also worked at the Black-owned consulting firm Frontline Solutions. She is a DACA recipient and hopes to continue to do research on undocumented youth in the United States.
Christian Collins is an outreach intern with the State Fiscal Project team. Christian was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He graduated in May 2018 from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Public Policy. His previous experience includes the Ohio Statehouse, Columbus City Hall, and the Ohio Democratic Party.
Niki Deininger is an intern with the Health and Housing teams. She is currently in her second year of graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is studying Public Policy and Management. She is interested in housing and social policies and their impact on poverty. Last summer, Niki interned at the Bipartisan Policy Center and worked on infrastructure and housing policy. Prior to graduate school, she studied at Skidmore College where she majored in International Affairs. Niki is originally from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.
Nanci Flores is an intern with the Communications team. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a minor in political science. In Arkansas, she served her hometown’s legacy station as a production intern writing stories for the evening newscasts. She also worked as a newsroom intern for Fayetteville’s KNWA and Fox 24 where she assisted reporters, developed social media content, and learned the ethics of storytelling. Nanci is an alumna of Delta Gamma Fraternity and a Hispanic Scholarship Fund recipient.
Christina Ge is an intern with the Federal Fiscal Policy team. She is a rising senior at Brown University studying Philosophy. She previously interned at the Legal Services Center at Harvard Law School appealing denials of disability benefits. She cares about the intersection of justice and policy and hopes to better understand how tax proposals and the federal budget contribute to inequality.
Marilyn Icsman is an intern with the Communications team. She is a senior at Ohio University, where she's involved in research, local media, and the university's Student Senate. Previously, she has covered national politics for USA Today and Ohio politics for the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Claire Kovach is a current Ph.D. sociology student at the Pennsylvania State University. She earned an M.A. at the University of Akron in Ohio, and a B.A. at Saint Francis University. She is an Upward Bound alumna. She is interested in multidimensional poverty experience and poverty measurement.
Juliette Legendre is a research intern with the State Fiscal Project team. They are French, born and raised ten minutes away from Disneyland Paris. They have a dual bachelor’s in economics and international affairs from the University of Nevada, Reno and a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Montreal. They recently interned at the Institute for Policy Studies publishing stories and analysis on far-right movements, French politics, and the solidarity economy. They are strongly interested in environmental issues, immigration, and solidarity economy.
Leona Ofei is a communications intern with the State Fiscal Project team. She is from Ghana. She recently graduated from Cornell University with majors in biology and society (health and policy analysis concentration) and in communication. Leona was involved in health communication research and n market research as an undergraduate and is interested in the impact of social and behavioral factors (including race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status) on health and the implications for communicating about health and health policy.
Family Income Support
Lorraine Perales is an intern with the Family Income Support team. Born and raised in California, she is a graduate student at UCLA pursuing a dual Master's of Public Policy and Social Welfare. She is a first-generation college student and proud daughter of immigrant parents and a veteran father. She completed her undergraduate degrees in Sociology and French at San Diego State University. Prior to CBPP, she was a research project manager for a Medical-Financial Partnership for a safety net clinic in Los Angeles, where she managed a randomized control trial to address financial insecurity among low-income parents. She also served as an AmeriCorps member at LIFT Communities and Mayor Eric Garcetti's Office of Veterans Affairs. Her interests lie in consumer protection, asset building, and promoting social welfare through policy for communities that have been historically disenfranchised and economically deprived.
Juan is an intern with the IT team. Previously, Juan interned at Interactive Health. He earned his Associate’s Degree at Montgomery College, and received his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Towson University in May 2019. He is preparing for his CompTIA A+ certification, CompTIA Network+, and Cisco Certified Network Associate exams with the goal of becoming a network administrator. He was a volunteer firefighter/EMT at Sandy Springs Volunteer Department.
Ken Reichmann is an intern with the Development team. He is a rising senior at the George Washington University, working towards a B.A. in Public Policy and Economics. He previously interned with Josh Gottheimer for Congress, End Citizens United, and Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL06). He's most interested in housing and nutrition policy, as well as LGBT+ rights.
Nubia Roach is a Human Resources intern. She graduated from Morgan State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Management, with a concentration in Human Resources. She looks forward to gaining Human Resources experience and knowledge through her time at CBPP.
Trevor Rogan is a research intern with the State Fiscal Project team. He graduated from Saint Louis University in May 2018 with majors in political science and economics. At SLU, he was involved in student media and a service organization called the Overground Railroad to Literacy, which aims to increase literacy and numeracy in St. Louis public schools. He also interned for the St. Louis Regional Chamber, where he tracked regional economic indicators and drafted policy memos on subjects such as a potential Missouri earned income tax credit and state-level tax reform. Trevor has a strong interest in public policy and would like to eventually attend law school and empower workers through the legal system.
Maya Sandalow is an intern with the Food Assistance team. A Washington, D.C. native, she spent several years working at a health clinic in San Francisco leading nutrition programs as well as a year of research at a Georgetown University medical-legal partnership. She just completed her Master’s in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and looks forward to bringing her direct service background to engage more directly with food policy issues.
Zoey Shipley is an intern with the Government Affairs team. She previously interned for the National Student Leadership Conference’s Public Policy and Political Action Program and lobbied on the Hill for the Save the Children Action Network. Zoey is a recent graduate of Iowa State University, where she studied political science and conducted data analysis for the Catt Center on Women and Politics. During her time at ISU, Zoey focused on women’s involvement in politics throughout history, on how to encourage more women to become involved in politics, and how to encourage more individuals to be civically engaged.
Richard Tibbetts, Jr.
Ricky Tibbetts is an intern on the Outreach team. He is an incoming senior at Syracuse University, pursuing a dual degree in policy studies and public relations, with a minor in communications and rhetorical studies. In 2018, he served as the communications director of a victorious local campaign for state representative in Massachusetts. He also interned for the Boston-based public relations firm Racepoint Global. Ricky is interested in all forms of public policy, but his academic focus is on health care, education, and welfare policies.
Teanna Willis is an outreach intern on the State Fiscal Policy team. She attends American University, where she majors in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government, and minors in political science. In the past she has worked with non-profits that specialize in racial equity and coordinated programs that allowed students to participate in learning immersion experiences across the country. She is interested in learning the different ways to create change, especially within the criminal justice system.