SRCD Policy Fellowship Experience

Description
Federal and state fellows are asked to write one-page reflections on their fellowship experiences. At the end of the fellowship year, fellows also develop a Professional Portfolio accompanied by a brief abstract to showcase a selected number of contributions the fellow made at the placement during the fellowship year.
Components

Federal Policy Fellow Spotlights and State Policy Fellow Portfolio Abstracts

Federal and State fellows are asked to write one-page reflections on their fellowship experiences. In addition, at the end of the fellowship year fellows are asked to develop a Professional Portfolio with brief abstracts of each entry to showcase a selected number of contributions the fellow made at the placement during the fellowship year. Prior to the 2020-2021 fellowship year, Federal fellows wrote one-page reflections while State fellows developed Professional Portfolios.

2022

Federal Policy Fellows

  • Marissa Abbott, Ph.D.
    Office of the Assistant Secretary, Planning and Evaluation 
  • Lorena Aceves, Ph.D.
    Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families
  • Jackie Gross, Ph.D.
    Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families
  • Frances Martínez Pedraza, Ph.D.
    Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families
  • Kelsey McKee, Ph.D.
    Office of Head Start
  • Parisa Parsafar, Ph.D.
    Child Development and Behavior Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health
  • Virginia Salo, Ph.D.
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health
  • Neda Senehi, Ph.D.
    Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families
  • Tanya Tavassolie, Ph.D.
    Office of Senator Maggie Hassan
  • Dianna Tran, Ph.D.
    Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families

State Policy Pre-doctoral Fellows

  • Clarissa Corkins, M.S.
    Oklahoma State Department of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Eleanor Fisk
    Connecticut Office of Early Childhood

State Policy Post-doctoral Fellows

  • Alex Busuito, Ph.D.
    Center for Perinatal and Early Childhood Health, Rhode Island Department of Health
  • Cassandra Simons Gerson, Ph.D.
    Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood 
  • Lillie Moffett, Ph.D.
    California Department of Education, Opportunities for All Branch 

2021

Federal Policy Fellows

  • Lorena Aceves, Ph.D.
  • Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families
  • Krystal Bichay-Awadalla, Ph.D.
    Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families
  • Christian Clesi, Ph.D.
    Office of Senator Bob Casey
  • Jackie Gross, Ph.D.
    Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families
  • Ellen Litkowski, Ph.D.
    Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families
  • Parisa Parsafar, Ph.D.
    Child Development and Behavior Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health
  • Frances Martínez Pedraza, Ph.D.
    Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families
  • Alayna Schreier, Ph.D.
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dianna Tran, Ph.D.
    Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families

State Policy Post-doctoral Fellows

  • Jenn Finders, Ph.D.
    Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning

State Policy Pre-doctoral Fellows

2020

Federal Policy Fellows

State Policy Post-doctoral Fellows

State Policy Pre-doctoral Fellows

  • Kylie Bezdek
    North Carolina North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and Early Education
  • Claudia Kruzik
    Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
  • Ann Partee, Ed.M.
    Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Office of Early Childhood
  • Callie Silver, M.A.
    Illinois Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD)

2019

Federal Policy Fellows

State Policy Post-doctoral Fellows

State Policy Pre-doctoral Fellows

2018

Federal Policy Fellows

State Policy Post-doctoralFellows

State Policy Pre-doctoral Fellows

  • Robert Carr, M.A.
    North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE)
  • Julie Casper, M.S.Ed.
    Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC)
  • Melanie Fish
    Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL)/Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF)
  • Mayra Parada
    Office of Early Childhood and Humanities, Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)

2017

Federal Policy Fellows

2016

Federal Policy Fellows

2015

Federal Policy Fellows

2014

Federal Policy Fellows

2013

Federal Policy Fellows

2012

Federal Policy Fellows

2011

Federal Policy Fellows

2010

Federal Policy Fellows

2009

Federal Policy Fellows

2008

Federal Policy Fellows

2007

Federal Policy Fellows