- Data Research Associate
- Director of Media Relations
- Director of Network Learning and Collaboration
- Director of State Tax and Budget Campaigns
- Grants Budget Specialist - Foundation Grants
- Graphics and Web Posting Associate
- Health Projects Manager
- Human Resources Director
- JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of Operations, International Budget Partnership
- Project Associate – State Grant Initiatives
- Project Director: Safety Net Initiative
- State Communications Manager
- State Communications Specialist
- State Project Associate/Assistant
Thompson Bertschy is an intern with the Food Assistance team. He attended North Carolina State University, where he received a B.A. in sociology and psychology while working with youth in transitional housing. He recently graduated from the University of North Carolina with a master’s degree in social work, where he practiced community organizing to form food policy councils. Thompson is interested in food sovereignty, environmental stewardship, and the intersectionality of food, health, and housing.
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 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. He was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He graduated in May 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 Housing team. She is in her second year of graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is studying public policy and management. Prior to graduate school, she studied at Skidmore College, where she majored in international affairs. Over the summer, Niki interned at the Bipartisan Policy Center, working on infrastructure and housing policy. She is interested in housing and social policies and their impact on poverty.
Nanci Flores is an intern with the Communications team. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.A. in journalism and a minor in political science. In Arkansas, she served her hometown’s legacy television station as a production intern writing stories for 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 story-telling. Nanci is an alumna of Delta Gamma Fraternity and a Hispanic Scholarship Fund recipient.
Nubia Floyd-Roach is an intern with the Human Resources team. Nubia graduated from Morgan State University in 2017 with a B.S. in management and a concentration in human resources. While in college, Nubia was a community service coordinator of the Yes To College program, mentoring inner-city youth regarding the importance of a college education. Nubia was also a member of Absolutely Beautiful and Confident and the National Council of Negro Women.
Drew is a health strategy consultant with the Health team, on sabbatical from his full-time job at Deloitte. He graduated from Northwestern University in 2016, majoring in economics, psychology, and theatre. He is interested in health insurance and prescription drug pricing policy and has worked with a number of health provider, payer, and life sciences clients at Deloitte.
Avra Janz is an intern with the Federal Fiscal Policy team. She is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studies economics and public policy. She previously interned for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and conducted research on hiring discrimination at the University of Oslo.
Juliette Legendre is a research intern with the State Fiscal Project team. She is French, born and raised ten minutes from Disneyland Paris. She has a dual bachelor’s degree in economics and international affairs from the University of Nevada, Reno and a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Montreal. She recently interned at the Institute for Policy Studies, analyzing far-right movements, French politics, and the solidarity economy. She is strongly interested in environmental issues, immigration, and the solidarity economy.
Rachel Mbassa is an intern with the Data team. She received a Master of Public Health in biostatistics from Loma Linda University and has worked at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, conducting epidemiological/clinical research on the effects of psychosocial stressors on cardiovascular disease. She is interested in health economics and policy.
Graham Mortensen is an intern with the Communications team. He received a B.A. in political science from the College of William and Mary. Graham first came to Washington, D.C. to work for the office of his home state senator, Bob Casey. He has also worked as a researcher on a literature review examining teen behavioral statistics and terrorism.
Health and Housing Integration
Christine Nguyen is an intern with the Health and Housing Integration team. She graduated from the University of Michigan and is a Master of Public Health candidate in health policy at the George Washington University. Christine has previously done federal and state health policy work with the National Partnership for Women and Families and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Most recently, she worked with The Fairness Project, providing background research to pass Medicaid expansion in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah.
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 market research as an undergraduate; she 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.
State Fiscal Project
Olivia Ranieri is an intern with the State Fiscal Project team. Originally from Florida, she is a senior at the George Washington University, majoring in organizational sciences and double minoring in journalism/mass communication and psychology. Previously, Olivia worked as a public policy intern for The National Audubon Society, where she helped create tools to engage members of Congress on environmental issues that affect birds. She has also interned for Freedman Consulting, LLC and The Nature Conservancy.
State Fiscal Project
Trevor Rogan is a communications 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 in a service organization called the Overground Railroad to Literacy, which aims to increase literacy and numeracy in St. Louis public schools. Also, in 2017 he interned for the St. Louis Regional Chamber, where he tracked regional economic indicators and drafted policy memos on subjects such as a potential Missouri EITC and state-level tax reform. Trevor has a strong interest in public policy and would like to eventually attend law school and represent labor unions.
Aaron Satyanarayana is an intern with the EITC Outreach team. He is a sophomore at the Honors College at Oregon State University, studying economics, vocal performance, and political science. He currently serves in student government and leads a project developing strategies to improve the academic process for transfer students and veterans. Aaron is interested in behavioral economics and its application through a lens of public policy to achieve better policy outcomes.
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Family Income Support
Andrew Scanlan is an intern with the Family Income Support team. Andrew is a recent graduate of Brown University, with a combined degree in philosophy and mechanical engineering. While at Brown, he did research on the forces affecting “low-skill” labor and worked directly with low-income Rhode Islanders in various capacities. He is coming from a service design apprenticeship focused on child welfare programs with the Service Design Studio in the NYC Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity. Previously, Andrew interned in the Rhode Island Governor’s Office of Innovation, helping put together a digital equity program.
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.
Chinaechelum (or Naeche) Vincent is an intern with the Government Affairs team. Originally from Riverside, California, she is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, studying political science. During her first few years at Penn she focused on criminal justice reform, non-profit work, and promoting pro-bono initiatives. This experience showed her the significant need for strong financial backing to support underserved areas, leading her to an interest in federal budgeting and public finance.
Teanna Willis is an outreach intern with the State Fiscal Project team. She attends American University, where she majors in communications, legal institutions, economics, and government and minors in political science. She has worked with non-profits that specialize in racial equity and coordinated programs that allowed students to participate in learning immersion experiences . She is interested in learning the different ways to create change, especially within the criminal justice system.