Our Team Hiatt Becker, BS Research Assistant Kelly Burgess, MPH Research Analyst Claire Choate, MS Study Coordinator Lead Hilary Demby, MPH Senior Research Analyst Gretchen Falk, MPH Research Analyst Emma Foley, BA Research Analyst Alethia Gregory, LMSW Lead Research Analyst Caroline Gilchrist, MPH Junior Research Analyst Jen Guess, MS,MPH Study Coordinator Stephanie Hall, MSW Junior Research Analyst Catie Henley, PhD Lead Research Analyst Sarah Hoover, MA, M.Ed. Study Coordinator Lead Eric Jenner, PhD Director of Research Lynne Jenner, MA Director of Projects Carolyn Kelly, MS Research Analyst Katie Lass, MPH, LMSW Lead Research Analyst Rebekah Leger, MPH Senior Research Analyst Elyse Mason, MPH Lead Research Analyst Alexis Mayfield, BA Research Assistant Melissa Miller, BS Study Coordinator Noor Qaragholi, BA Research Analyst Victoria Romo, BA Junior Research Analyst Charlee Roundhill, BA Research Assistant Teresa Smith, MPH Lead Research Analyst Jordan Stribling, MA Operations Manager Sarah Walsh, PhD Lead Senior Research Analyst Canine Operations Luther Office Pup Brodie Office Pup Shakey Office Pup Podrick Office Pup Winnie Office Pup Faly Office Pup Suzy Office Pup Hilary Demby MPH Senior Research Analyst A native of rural upstate New York, Hilary has lived in New Orleans since 2007 and joined PRG in 2009. She received her BA in art history from Tulane University (2001) and her MPH, with a concentration in health education and communication, from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (2009). As a Senior Research Analyst, she oversees all research analysts and assistants, ensuring quality and consistency of research plans and protocols for multiple evaluation projects, including ongoing RCTs investigating the efficacy of teen pregnancy prevention interventions (her primary area of interest). She has experience in grant writing, designing research protocols and data collection instruments, and developing data collection protocols and training materials. Prior to moving to New Orleans, Hilary lived in NYC for five years, working for a number of organizations, including the Greater New York Hospital Association Foundation’s Health Information Tool for Empowerment project. She enjoys spending her free time being outside walking and hiking as much as possible, partaking in the many festivals and live music options available in this spirited city, and traveling far and wide to experience new people and places. Alethia Gregory LMSW Lead Research Analyst A native of South Louisiana, Alethia joined the PRG team in the New Orleans office in 2012. In 2017, Alethia (and her husband) drove an 18-wheeler with all their belongings and a Mini Cooper in tow across the country to help start PRG’s Seattle office. Alethia now leads the Seattle team in project development and management. During her time as a social work graduate student at Louisiana State University (2012), Alethia cultivated her interest in evaluation as a means of creating better social policies for disadvantaged populations. She is currently working on the evaluation of a collaborative agreement funded by the Administration of Children and Families that is implementing a tribal home visiting program in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is also working on a randomized controlled trial of an innovative intervention that seeks to reduce the rates of unintended teen pregnancies among youth who have experienced trauma. When she’s not squinting at her computer, Alethia spends her time running after her wonderful son, cooking Cajun cuisine, and enjoying the majestic nature of the PNW. Eric Jenner PHD Director of Research Eric is a founding partner and the Director of Research at The Policy & Research Group. He met his future wife and partner, Lynne, on a sailboat in the Pacific Ocean, just off the coast of Central America. Thanks to his tenacity, and a hurricane at sea, she eventually agreed to marry him. Eric received an MMC and a PhD in political communications from LSU. In between, he worked for The New York Times and then briefly lived in Rome, where he started to really like pizza. An inveterate interdisciplinarian, Eric is motivated by empirical questions related to public policy and public affairs – he has published research in The Policy Studies Journal, Political Behavior, the Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, Foreign Affairs, and the American Journal of Health Behavior, among others. Recently, he has led studies that investigate the impact of innovative programs on public health and academic outcomes. When he isn’t preoccupied with questions of research design and analytic methods, Eric fixates on things related to point breaks, watts per kilogram, Shimano groupsets, narrative structure, and any type of boat. He is an enthusiastic vegan cook. Lynne Jenner MA Director of Projects After completing a BA in Sociology/Linguistics, Lynne and her future husband set off from her hometown of Victoria, BC, Canada for Louisiana State University in a twenty-year-old VW van, without air conditioning. She completed her MA in organizational communication with characteristic promptness, and then decamped for a much smaller Manhattan apartment with a much-loved but poorly behaved former street dog. Three years later she took a one-year appointment in Rome, Italy with a United Nations Organization, joined by her soon-to-be husband and the former street dog. After that, PRG seemed like the obvious choice. As one of the founding partners and the Director of Projects, Lynne works to keep the trains running on-time and to ensure excellence. She enjoys being active, whether running, cycling, yoga or weight lifting. She loves her New Orleans neighborhood and has, for the past ten years, spent much of her spare time completing a one-year renovation of her century-old New Orleans home. Elyse Mason MPH Lead Research Analyst After completing her BA at Colorado College in 2008, Elyse worked as a policy analyst and children’s gardening educator. Five years later, after working in New York City and traveling abroad, her interest in food systems and social justice inspired her to study community health and nutrition at Tulane University (MPH 2015). At PRG, Elyse assists the Lead Senior Research Analyst, supports PRG’s teen pregnancy prevention studies, and manages the day-to-day evaluation of an after-school mentoring program in Baton Rouge. Outside of PRG, Elyse is interested in music, art, and all things food-related – gardening, cooking and eating. Kelly Burgess MPH Research Analyst Kelly is happy to call New Orleans home after growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina. She received her BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012 and her Master’s in Public Health at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in 2015. During her time at Tulane and after graduation, she worked with a variety of community organizations in New Orleans that focused on everything from community gardening and nutrition to HIV and teen pregnancy prevention. At PRG, Kelly manages randomized controlled trials in middle and high schools across several states, including her home state of North Carolina, New York, Maryland, and New Jersey. In her free time, she is dancing whenever possible, cheering on UNC’s basketball team with sometimes scary intensity, and soaking up New Orleans’ incredible culture. Katie Lass MPH Lead Research Analyst Katie discovered her passion for the social sciences in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as a JMU Duke, obtaining a BA in Psychology and Sociology in 2009. After relocating to New Orleans and working in the mental health field, she went on to obtain a Master of Social Work (2012) and Master of Public Health (2013) from Tulane University, where she developed a penchant for research and evaluation. Katie brings this multi-disciplinary perspective to her work at PRG as a Lead Research Analyst, working on study design, instrument development, analysis, and reporting for three randomized controlled trials funded by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education, as well as a National Science Foundation pilot study. Aside from her abnormally high enthusiasm for Stata, Katie also enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and working on her baking skills. Teresa Smith MPH Lead Research Analyst Teresa received both her BS in Public Health (2013) and her MPH (2015) from Tulane University. While her Master’s studies focused on the management of health systems, she fostered an interest in social policy and programs after working at a local AIDS task force and as a peer health educator for a teen pregnancy prevention project. Currently at PRG, Teresa oversees the evaluations of several SAMHSA-funded projects directed at expanding substance abuse treatment systems for minority populations. Four of these evaluations are based locally in New Orleans, one in Corpus Christi, TX, and one in Minneapolis, MN. In her spare time, she can be found biking indoors, reading science nonfiction, and vying to win first place PRG pet sitter. Jordan Stribling MA Operations Manager With a steadfast interest in all things literary and lingual, Jordan earned her BA and MA in English Literature and Linguistics, both from Mississippi State University. During and after her studies, she gained professional experience as a linguistics researcher and English composition instructor. After graduation, she relocated to Peru for a time and taught ESL courses to native English language learners, while also exploring the Peruvian countryside. Attributable to her professional and academic experiences, Jordan brings to the table a drive for organization, research, and efficiency, along with a considerable affinity for words, commas and the correct usage thereof. At PRG, Jordan manages operational and business affairs, and as a part of PRG’s Project Development team, she contributes to the writing of grant applications and seeks out new grant-funded research opportunities for PRG. In tandem with her roles at PRG, Jordan is also a plant enthusiast, bookworm, dabbling yogi, and live-music fan. She’s also got a deep love and devotion for nearly all animals and pizza. Sarah Walsh PHD Lead Senior Research Analyst Although posing as a normal human, Sarah has a near extra-terrestrial affinity for STATA, multivariate linear and logistic regression, longitudinal, multi-level, and mixed-effects modeling, time-series analysis, and survival analysis. As Lead Senior Research Analyst at PRG, Sarah oversees research design, data analysis, and reporting, working under the Director of Research. Her academic travels have made her an unwitting expert on all things related to SEC football, with degrees from the University of Tennessee, Ole Miss, and LSU. So, on fall Saturdays, her time is spent either loving or despising nearly every team that plays, which keeps her pretty busy. She is also kept busy by her two children and husband who seem to enjoy nothing more than dropping things on the floor, eating with their hands, and crying at random times. Rebekah Leger MPH Senior Research Analyst As a young idealist, Rebekah shipped off to East Timor to work as a Peace Corps Volunteer in health promotion. This work sparked an interest in public health, so upon returning the U.S., she completed a Master of Public Health at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. While at Tulane, Rebekah applied what she was learning in her new job as a Research Assistant at PRG. Now a Senior Research Analyst, Rebekah is all about the numbers – she runs the data management department at PRG, overseeing preparation of quantitative data for analysis and accuracy of data in reporting. She has also managed several evaluations of Department of Labor grants, studying the impact of various interventions on employment outcomes using quasi-experimental designs. While away from work, Rebekah enjoys catching up on sleep, reading, riding her bike along the shores of Lake Michigan, and tasting the local cider wherever she travels. Rebekah and her husband have put down roots in The Good Land – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – where they are raising their three children and one home-office pup. Gretchen Falk MPH Research Analyst An Iowa native, Gretchen first fell in love with New Orleans while on a service trip during her sophomore year at Luther College where she was earning a BA in nursing. Five years later, after gaining experience as a psychiatric nurse, she returned to the Crescent City to attend Tulane University where she received an MPH in health policy and a certificate in program management. While at Tulane, Gretchen’s work focused on Medicaid policy and jail diversion programs for people with mental health and substance use disorders. At PRG, she manages a Department of Education funded project aimed at improving outcomes for high school freshmen, and a teen pregnancy prevention program funded through the Office of Adolescent Health. Now she is a proud New Orleanian who spends her free time reading policy blogs, watching the Iowa Hawkeyes, and fiercely competing in the best pub trivia New Orleans has to offer. Stephanie Hall MSW Junior Research Analyst Stephanie received both her BA in Psychology (2014) and her MSW (2016) from Michigan State University. She became interested in women’s studies during her undergraduate career, and that interest grew throughout the pursuit of her graduate degree. Her focus during her MSW was in organization and community leadership in which she specifically focused on social welfare policy and programs having to do with social issues. From working with high school students and Kinship Caregivers, to studying policy in Finland, Stephanie hopes to pull her knowledge and ultimately help influence more effective policies and programs. As a PRG Junior Research Analyst, Stephanie assists in coordinating enrollment and follow-up with participants who have experienced trauma with the hopes of reducing unintended teen pregnancies and encouraging safe behaviors. When Stephanie is not catching up on the latest Netflix craze, she enjoys attending any music event available, Kayaking, staying active, online shopping, and, of course, cheering on her Michigan State Spartans. Luther Office Pup The New Orleans SPCA called Luther up from the Terrebonne Parish animal shelter in February 2015. Lynne found him there and adopted him immediately, much to the surprise of her husband. At the office, Luther enjoys playing with his canine co-worker, Brodie, until he loses his bag. Then he takes a break. In his off-time, Luther enjoys long walks, retrieving, chewing debris, losing his bag, and sleeping on sofas, beds, and pillows. Luther has failed every obedience class in which he has been enrolled, but he enjoys the challenge. Brodie Office Pup Jordan brought young Brodie home in May of 2015. True to his spaniel roots, he leads an active lifestyle, entailing anything from swimming, running, fetching, to general frolicking. But, he also enjoys a good nap. He’s a pro cuddler. At work, he enjoys playing with his pup colleagues, investigating trash cans, eating king cake, and, in his younger days, chewing through important electrical cords. In his off time, Brodie loves eating paper, trying to get street cats to play with him, and staring for long periods of time. Noor Qaragholi BA Research Analyst After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2010 with a BA in Government, Noor moved to Boston to follow a deep-rooted interest in biomedical ethics. While there, she worked for several years at the Center for Bioethics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on research regarding the Affordable Care Act and issues of justice and resource allocation, as well as transparency in industry payments to physicians. After moving across the country to escape the snow, Noor began working at PRG, where she manages a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a teen pregnancy prevention program, as well as assists in managing the evaluation of two SAMHSA-funded programs. Outside of PRG, her interests include going on adventures, playing tennis, putting together Ikea furniture, and getting her heart broken by the Washington Redskins. Shakey Office Pup Elyse found Shakey in Folsom, Louisiana in May 2016 and couldn’t resist his old man charm. In his professional life, Shakey, like his pup colleagues, prefers to sleep through the day. When awake, he seeks out regular belly rubs from his office mates and, when not receiving proper attention, jumps on office desks. Away from work, Shakey spends his time catching up on sleep, running around on the levee, doing yoga, and trying New Orleans street food. Podrick Office Pup Katie brought young Podrick home in June of 2016 after Jordan rescued him and his 8 siblings from Mississippi. At the office, Podrick can most often be found rummaging through his human co-workers’ trash bins, barking at unsuspecting interns and delivery-persons, and trying to fit all of the office tennis balls in his mouth at once. Affectionately known as “Podmonster” at home, he enjoys playing with his pup friends, chasing squirrels, hunting for socks, and barking at unsuspecting delivery-persons. He is actively working on improving his first-impression interpersonal skills. Emma Foley BA Research Analyst Emma received her BA in Urban Studies from Vassar College in 2015 and quickly migrated south to New Orleans to escape the bitter cold. Prior to PRG, Emma’s work with organizations in the fields of housing, homelessness, and disaster recovery sparked her interest in social policy. At PRG, Emma has had the opportunity to work across a number of other policy areas, including teen pregnancy prevention, community development in the Deep South, and maternal/child health for native populations. As a part of PRG’s Project Development team, she also identifies new research opportunities, conducts partner outreach, and writes grant applications. After a long day of deciphering RFPs, Emma can usually be found at dance class or musical theater rehearsal. Fall of 2019 saw Emma’s return to her home state of NC to pursue an MPP at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Nonetheless, she continues her work at PRG, instituting regular video conferences with the Canine Operations Unit. Claire Choate MS Study Coordinator Lead Claire received her BS in Psychology with a minor in Child Development from Florida State University in 2015—go Noles! Following a nomadic post-grad period as bakery clerk, barista, and camp counselor, Claire decided to pursue her affinity for all things health-related. Claire received her MS in Global Health from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2018, where she focused her studies on the intersection of rural and sexual health. Following graduation, Claire completed an internship in program development at West Virginia Focus: Reproductive Education & Equality, where she worked with West Virginia schools to implement evidence-based sex education for all grades. Claire has settled in Huntington, West Virginia, working as a PRG Study Coordinator to lower teen pregnancy rates among youth in the juvenile justice system. In her spare time, you can find Claire reading non-fiction, listening to a podcast, or exploring wild and wonderful West Virginia with her pup, Indiana. Victoria Romo BA Junior Research Analyst Victoria graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Sociology. After graduating, Victoria worked as a grassroots organizer in her hometown in the Central Valley of California. Through her work with powerful community leaders and change-makers, Victoria discovered an affinity for research-based, effective public policy. Victoria decided to further pursue her interests in policy and came on board with PRG in early 2017. At PRG, as Victoria helps coordinate a Teen Pregnancy Prevention program in Oakland, CA and supports other projects. In her free time, Victoria enjoys spending time with her family, hiking the East Bay hills, reading and listening to her favorite tunes in Spanish. Catie Henley PhD Lead Research Analyst Catie never anticipated developing roots in the South, but a military move to Mississippi with her significant other led her to the Gulf Coast from 2011 to 2014 where she acquired a love for alligator sausage and swamp rats. Catie worked with PRG during this period as a Research Analyst. In mid-2014, Catie moved to Seattle and worked first as a Program Manager and then as the Associate Director for Health Alliance International’s primary health care implementation and research projects in Mozambique. Catie couldn’t stay away from PRG and came back as a Lead Research Analyst in January 2017. She now works on study design, analysis, and reporting for several public health-focused randomized controlled trials and a modeling project. Catie has a BA in International Affairs from the George Washington University, an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Washington, and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington. When not playing with Excel and Stata, Catie enjoys doing yoga and spending time outside biking, running, or hiking with her husband, kiddos, and dog, Nola (named lovingly after PRG’s hometown). Kathleen Keh BS Junior Research Analyst Kathleen completed her BS in Chemical Biology at the University of California, Berkeley (2015). While she was an undergraduate, she volunteered as a peer health educator, taught English to an underprivileged 5th grade class in Taiwan, performed in The Vagina Monologues, played on the women’s club water polo team, and worked in two academic research labs. After graduating, Kathleen adopted an 8-week old lionhead dwarf bunny and moved to the Silicon Valley to work in clinical trial project management at a small biopharmaceutical company. Her growing interest in public health, social justice, and biostatistics brought her to PRG to work on Teen Pregnancy Prevention programs in Bakersfield, CA. She currently works in data management across a variety of PRG projects. Her hobbies include swimming, playing tennis, brewing beer, hiking, and travelling. Sarah Hoover MA, M.Ed. Study Coordinator Lead Sarah is originally from Johnson City, TN, but has also lived in Memphis, Knoxville, and Philadelphia. She has her M.A. in Applied Anthropology from the University of Memphis and her M.Ed. in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She has experience conducting program evaluation, developing and implementing sexuality education in multiple settings, and working with at-risk populations. Sarah is passionate about delivering comprehensive, non-judgmental, medically-accurate education. Her training in sexuality research and education has helped her to grow as a sensitive and sex-positive professional. Sarah is now working out of Albuquerque, NM as a PRG Study Coordinator Lead to help lower teen pregnancy rates among youth involved in juvenile justice systems in Valencia and Chavez Counties. She also loves to explore her city and surrounding area by mountain biking and hiking in the beautiful New Mexico desert with her partner and their dog, Sampson. She also has a guinea pig named Tiger. Sarah likes to stay active, enjoy a glass of wine, and travel. Melissa Miller BS Study Coordinator Melissa is originally from San Diego, CA. She moved to southern New Mexico in 2004, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences from New Mexico State University, and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Health through New Mexico State University. She has experience as a counselor and educator in the fields of nutrition and exercise science. With an ever-growing desire to implement public health education into her community, Melissa joined PRG. As a Study Coordinator, Melissa is working with a trauma informed approach to teen pregnancy prevention among youth within the juvenile justice system in Sandoval and San Juan counties of northern New Mexico. In her time outside PRG, Melissa enjoys training and competing in half and full marathons, DIY projects, traveling, gardening, hiking in the Colorado mountains, and soaking up every ounce of time she can with her three children. Carolyn Kelly MS Research Analyst Carolyn began her academic career at the University of Iowa studying K-12 Spanish and English as an Additional Language Education (2012). Teaching led her to Madagascar, where she taught at the American School of Antananarivo and volunteered at Hay Kanto, an organization for underprivileged Malagasy youth. Upon return to the U.S., Carolyn worked with Catholic Charities to develop after-school programs to support newly arrived immigrant and refugee youth. She then pursued a Master’s of Science in Disaster Resilience Leadership at Tulane University (2017), focusing on education and youth development in crisis settings. At PRG, Carolyn fulfills her interests in program evaluation, education, and public health as the analyst for three SAMHSA-funded programs in Louisiana regarding substance use and HIV treatment and prevention. She also works on the evaluation of a National Science Foundation-funded project that brings real-world, science-based experiences into the classroom through computer simulations. Outside of the office, you can find her at City Park with her pup, crafting a costume for one of New Orleans many festivals, or doing whatever it takes to maintain her title as “cool aunt” for her seven nieces and nephews. Caroline Gilchrist MPH Junior Research Analyst Caroline is a native of south Louisiana. She received her BA in International Studies and Political Science from Louisiana State University in 2012 and her MPH, with a concentration in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, from the Louisiana State University Health-New Orleans School of Public Health in 2019. While in graduate school, she interned with the Louisiana Budget Project and served as a graduate assistant with the Louisiana Tobacco Control Initiative. Since moving to New Orleans in 2012, she has volunteered with a variety of school and community-based organizations around issues of syringe exchange, reproductive justice, and food access. Her interests in various social issues and policies, coupled with her interest in program evaluation, led her to PRG. At PRG, Caroline works with the Project Development team to identify new grant-funded research opportunities and write grant applications. Outside of PRG, Caroline enjoys cooking and baking, tending to her houseplants, spending time in Cajun country, running, and bonding with her two cats. Winnie Office Pup Loved by Podrick and feared by squirrels, Winnie Walsh is a trailblazing two year old female from the stubble fields of Mississippi. Although she does not at all understand the word prodigy, many call her the smartest dog they’ve ever seen. She is so smart, in fact, that she refuses to bow to the traditional human/canine power structure. It’s as if, having earned a PhD in the Social Sciences when no one was looking, she now sees right through it. You want me to sit? she asks. Why don’t you sit? Go outside? she asks. No thank you. I prefer not to be marginalized. And the patriarchy? Oh, how she barks at the patriarchy! Unless, of course, it is the patriarch who gives her kibble in his pajamas each morning. He seems to be ok. But woe to the other patriarchs! Woe indeed! She also likes butterflies, beautiful spring days, and hiding from thunder. Faly Office Pup Faly is still a bit rattled from her past lives. These include but are not limited to, Zelda Fitzgerald, Joan of Arc, and at least few lifetimes as a cat. In this life, Faly hales from Madagascar, but retains the grit, beauty, and aloofness of these experiences. Since Carolyn adopted her, she has only ever chewed on one thing—the sturdy leather leash that traveled with her when she immigrated overseas. Uncertain of her character and fox-like physique, Carolyn’s father tied Faly to a tree in the yard on her first day in America. English isn’t her first language, but Faly was sure this was not the American dream she had heard about. In protest, she cut clean through the leash, but didn’t run. All afternoon, she stayed under the tree, emanating that she was there by choice and pleased as a peach to be so. She’s a dog who knows what she has and what she wants. Her affection may be hard to win, but it is worth the wait. She is a fiercely loyal coworker as long as you schedule in some belly rubs (she’s been known to paw hands and pop some letters off the keyboard if not). Who knows how these things work, but given the choice, it seems fair to say Faly would choose to be an office pup again in her next life. Suzy Office Pup A previous resident of Alabama, Suzy found her forever home in the Big Easy by way of a rescue organization through which Jordan fostered Suzy. She was fostered approximately one day before her silly disposition and heart-melting stare led to her full adoption into the Stribling family. Now gainfully employed at PRG Canine Operations, Suzy spends business hours visiting everyone in the NOLA office, gazing out of windows, and drinking copious amounts of water so as to abstain from sharing with other office pups. In her off time, Suzy can be found running at full speed in absolutely any location, lounging in the upright position, and being generally hilarious. Hiatt Becker BS Research Assistant Hiatt graduated from Tulane University with a B.S. in Economics in May of 2018. While studying at Tulane, Hiatt discovered social science research as a viable way to investigate and answer the questions he developed about the subjects of his studies—urban policy and development, in particular. After graduating, Hiatt spent the summer and fall traveling. Still, after having the privilege of visiting so many places across Europe and West Africa, Hiatt’s travels confirmed that there was no place he’d rather live than New Orleans. Now, he’s back in the crescent city working on the same type of social science research he was drawn to throughout his undergraduate career. In his free time, you might find him playing drums downtown with one of his two percussion ensembles or shopping for records at any of the great record shops that dot the city. Jen Guess MS, MPH Study Coordinator As a native New Yorker, Jen played lacrosse and completed her BS in Human Development & Learning at St. Bonaventure University (2010). She has her MS in Community Health Education from Ithaca College (2011), her MPH in Policy & Management from the CUNY School of Public Health & Health Policy (2017), and is CHES certified. While in graduate school, she interned with the executive director of both the New York StateWide Senior Action Council and the Brooklyn-Wide Interagency Council on Aging respectively, assisting with stakeholder engagement, grant writing, and development of a mobile application streamlining state and federal entitlements and benefits for non-English proficient seniors. Jen is a Study Coordinator for PRG’s teen pregnancy prevention efforts working with youth in the North-Central West Virginia juvenile justice system. Prior to PRG, Jen established the NCAA Division II women’s lacrosse program at Alderson Broaddus University and was the lead case manager at WV’s only Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit serving adolescents in behavioral health. Jen is an avid jam-band follower, runner, and smoothie fanatic. She and her fiancé love to travel and explore by eating and drinking like the locals. Alexis Mayfield BA Research Assistant Alexis joined PRG as an intern in 2018 and began working as a Research Assistant in 2019 after graduating from Tulane University. Alexis earned her B.A. in Economics from Tulane and soon developed a keen interest in an economic application with social policy. This interest was heightened through volunteer work and community involvement. She is currently continuing her work at PRG, assisting with various research projects, including projects funded by the Office of Adolescent Health and the Department of Education. In her off time, Alexis enjoys going to concert festivals, perusing art museums, and snuggling her corgi, Gibby. Charlee Roundhill BA Research Assistant Originally from Seattle, Charlee has lived in Tucson, Arizona for most her life. She earned a Dual Degree BA in Spanish and Global Studies with a concentration in Political and Economic Institutions from the University of Arizona in 2017 (Go Cats!). Following this, Charlee moved back to the Seattle area and dedicated a year to national service with AmeriCorps. Her continuous interest in social justice and program evaluation is what led her to PRG where she works on a variety of projects, including Department of Education-funded projects aiming to improve outcomes for students. Charlee is excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest where she enjoys staying active by snowboarding, wakeboarding, playing tennis, and cheering on the Seahawks.