Josie supported Remake Learning as a policy associate in 2018 and 2019.  Her work culminated in the Voices from the Field publication released in April 2019 that considered if and how state and local policy impacts school leaders’ ability to make innovative change.

Josie is now a Program Evaluator with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s Evaluation, Grants, and Data team.  To the team, Josie brings experience as a policy designer for local governments and non-profits, a classroom educator for high school students and incarcerated adults, and an engineer in city infrastructure.  She uses her cross-sector background to inform her creative approach to evaluations.  She cares most about elevating and centering the lived experience of individuals most intimately involved in programs to highlight successes, identify opportunities, and make useful and usable recommendations for change.

Josie also teaches a course for graduate students at her alma mater, UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, that supports students in exploring how human-centered design strategies complement the traditional frameworks for policy analysis.

In addition to her work, Josie is curious about the interconnectedness of movement, physical well-being, and social-emotional health. You can find her on her yoga mat or in her kitchen.

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