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Policy Fellows 2014-15

Class of 2014-2015

The Riley Institute is proud to announce its third class of White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellows who, beginning in October 2014, will spend ten months studying afterschool and expanded learning policy and developing state-level policy plans in partnership with their State Afterschool Networks and the National Afterschool Alliance.

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Caroline Allen (bio)
Pennsylvania Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSADYN)
Camp Hill, PA





Sara Beanblossom (bio)
Director of Communications and Special Events
Indiana Afterschool Network
Indianapolis, IN





Armelle Casau (bio)
Research and Policy Analyst
New Mexico Voices for Children
Albuquerque, NM





Erin Frati (bio)
Network Lead
Maine Afterschool Network
Farmington, ME





Ricky Gourrier (bio)
Executive Director
Nevada Afterschool Network
Las Vegas, NV





Casey Hanson (bio)
Evaluation and Communication Coordinator
Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN)
Columbia, MO  




Alli Lidie (bio)
Policy and Communications Coordinator
New York State Afterschool Network (NYSAN)
New York, NY 





Britney Lomax (bio)
Program and Policy Specialist
Governor's Office for Children
Baltimore, MD





Lemar Marshall (bio)
Council District 4
City of Hammond
Hammond, LA





Judith McShane (bio)
Project Coordinator
University of Idaho 4-H Youth Development
Caldwell, ID





Del Ruff (bio)
NC Center for Afterschool Programs   
Public School Forum of North Carolina (NC)
Raleigh, NC




Jim Snell (bio)
Volunteer Tennessee
Nashville, TN





Samantha Thorstensen (bio)
Afterschool STEM Policy Director
Florida Afterschool Network
Kennedy Space Center, FL





Rachel Willis (bio)
Project Coordinator
Kansas Enrichment Network
Lawrence, KS





Lori Zahradka (bio)
21st CCLC Project Director
North Valley Career-Tech Center
Grafton, ND





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