Passionate about education and engaging youth. Committed to talent development and employee engagement . Equally passionate and committed to the MSU Spartans!
Community schools advocate dedicated to equipping leaders to work across boundaries to prepare children and youth for college, careers, and citizenship.
Advocate. Education policy nerd. Equity pusher. Georgia State University Panther. No change without us. Believes in authentic community & stakeholder engagement.
Colorado-raised, Iowa-educated DC resident into equity of opportunity, economy of line, and form following function.
Proud Wisconsinite and Pinterest enthusiast party planner dedicated to connecting youth and families to the resources they need to thrive.
Proud Florida Gator, Oreo enthusiast, & music lover. Civil rights advocate and believer in the power of education and community engagement.
Floridian. Passionate about policy, intersectionality, & youth inclusion. Dreams of owning a corgi. Always smiling, eternally sassy.
Dedicated to providing resources to disconnected youth to bridge gaps in services; passionate about preparing youth for college, careers, & leadership.
Cheerleader for career-focused mentoring, professional development for youth service providers, juvenile justice reform, & all things youth-powered!
IEL president emeritus with a passion for leadership development; bridging research, practice, and policy; and mentoring women and minority leaders.
Former D.C. Teaching Fellow, EPFP alumnus, and current community schools researcher with a PhD in Education Policy.
New mom with background in youth workforce & juvenile justice policy, practice, & research now managing IEL's youth & disability TA center.
Helping IEL grow as premier voice on cross-boundary leadership and strengthen the national Education Policy Fellowship Program.
An American University grad from Hawaii with a passion for education.
Family and Community Engagement
An enticing combo of West Coast attitude and East Coast work ethic, bringing positivity and curiosity to education policy networks.
Bostonian, born and raised. Loves to be outdoors and/or chat about intersectionality. Feminist. Proud fighter for equity in education, work, and opportunity.
Proud Tennessean—Go VOLS! Disability Rights Advocate, Political Junkie, & SEC Football Fan. Dedicated to serving youth & young adults with disabilities transitioning from high school to adult life.
Advocrat: part advocate, part bureaucrat. Bridging youth & workforce development, disability, education, & transition to adulthood.
Passionate advocate for youth, youth voice, and community schools. In policy and in life, it’s all about partnerships and relationships.
Howard U grad committed to developing and supporting leaders and systems that better serve our most vulnerable children, youth, and families.
Pennsylvania native living in Arizona with deep experience in disability, education, and youth transition to adulthood. Fierce advocate for empowering youth with disabilities.
Igniting youth voice and promoting youth choice to yield positive transition outcomes for youth.
Activist, teacher, coach, mother, and organizer who is joyful even though she is fully aware of current education reform arena.
IEL president emeritus focused on urban education, government and education, and relationships between elementary-secondary and higher education.
Collaborative leader with strong background in education & workforce development. Passionate about opportunity youth, serving adults in families, & elevating issues to support communities.
Georgia peach now Baltimore resident; juvenile probation officer turned mentoring advocate. Striving hard to make a difference in the lives of youth.
Enthusiastic researcher passionate about helping nonprofits & underserved communities tell their stories. Dedicated to creating communication & social media strategies that drive positive change.
40+ years and counting trying to reduce institutional barriers controlled by adults to help all youth succeed in the world of work.