Has a passion for social justice and advocacy, loves Boston, and has an interest in writing. Enjoys watching cooking shows, trying new foods, and exploring new places.
Passionate about education and engaging youth. Committed to talent development and employee engagement . Equally passionate and committed to the MSU Spartans!
Passionate about community empowerment through education and skill building. Busy and loving mom in need of a good nap. Always on the lookout for the best gluten free recipes.
Fitness enthusiast with focus on diversity in education.
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.
Best apple pie baker, child advocate volunteer, and animal lover.
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.
Passionate about social justice, multiculturalism, and community development. D.C. explorer/aspiring hip hop dancer.
Advocate of creating opportunities for youth with disabilities by day; Connoisseur of food & house plants by night. Happy place is a cozy chair with hot coffee & a book on social equity.
New mom with background in youth workforce & juvenile justice policy, practice, & research now managing IEL's youth & disability TA center.
D.C. transplant with a New England heart. Passionate about educational equity, racial justice, and feminism. Proud aunt of an adorable Shiba. Aspiring ninja.
Enhancing systems thru collaboration to provide comprehensive services for transition-age youth. Developing single-point-of-contact model for VR to engage business.
Helping IEL grow as premier voice on cross-boundary leadership and strengthen the national Education Policy Fellowship Program.
Advocate. Education policy nerd. Equity pusher. Georgia State University Panther. No change without us. Believes in authentic community & stakeholder engagement.
An American University grad from Hawaii with a passion for education.
Oklahoma native turned family & community engagement superstar. Meeting planner extraordinaire. Purveyor of positivity. Favorite ninja turtle: Leonardo.
An enticing combo of West Coast attitude and East Coast work ethic, bringing positivity and curiosity to education policy networks.
Mr. Community Schools! Passionate about putting faith into action, family, & developing/mobilizing community leaders.
Bostonian, born and raised. Loves to be outdoors and/or chat about intersectionality. Feminist. Proud fighter for equity in education, work, and opportunity.
Oklahoma-based VR & Transition-Age Youth expert with IEL through the Yang-Tan Institute. Certified K-12 teacher & principal.
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.
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.
True change is possible through cross sectors collaboration, achieve this and you are looking at a better tomorrow.
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.