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American Progress Staff

Senior Staff

Distinguished Senior Fellows

Tom Daschle
Austan Goolsbee
Lawrence H. Summers

Senior Fellows

The Senior Fellows program includes a broad and diverse community of policy experts and scholars who develop policy ideas and analysis that contribute to the progressive policy agenda of American Progress. These ideas help to shape and influence the public debate and policy debate about the most important issues facing our nation and the world. American Progress does not accept unsolicited proposals to participate in our Senior Fellows program.


Alex Ault, Associate Director, Operations
Kelly Campagne, Director, Human Resources
Erin Green, Director, Internship Program
Ashley Marvel, Managing Director, Administration
Lisette Pylant, Office Manager
Mercedes Sparenberg, Human Resources Specialist
Bruce Thomas, Receptionist

Art and Editorial

Will Beaudouin, Assistant Editor
Carl Chancellor, Director, Editorial
Katherine Downs, Assistant Editor
Kulsum Ebrahim, Video Editor/Producer
Chester Hawkins, Senior Graphic Designer
Emily Haynes, Assistant Editor
Andrew Lomax, Data Visualization Producer
Meredith Lukow, Assistant Managing Editor
Meghan Miller, Associate Editor
Pete Morelewicz, Art Director
Andrew Satter, Director, Video
Kyle Schnoebelen, Associate Editor
Erin Whalen, Associate Graphic Designer


Beenish Ahmed, World Reporter, ThinkProgress
Adriane Alicea, Special Events Coordinator
Tanya Arditi, Associate Director of Communications, Immigration and Progress 2050
Emily Atkin, Climate Reporter, ThinkProgress
Sarah Baron, Campaign Manager, Early Childhood Policy
Liz Bartolomeo, Managing Director, Communications
Andrew Breiner, Deputy Digital Editor, ThinkProgress
Tom Caiazza, Associate Director, Media Relations
Molly Cain, Research Associate
Sam P.K. Collins, Health Reporter, ThinkProgress
Billy Corriher, Director of Research, Legal Progress
Bryce Covert, Economic Policy Editor, ThinkProgress
Tara Culp-Ressler, Health Editor, ThinkProgress
Kristen Ellingboe, Researcher
Ryan Erickson, Associate Director, Economic Campaigns
Jake Faleschini, Director, Courts Program, Legal Progress
William Flanagan, Director, Special Events
Victoria Fleischer, Video Producer, ThinkProgress
Zack Ford, LGBT Editor, ThinkProgress
Phoebe Gavin, Social Media Editor, ThinkProgress
Natasha Geiling, Climate Reporter, ThinkProgress
Nicole Gentile, Director of Campaigns, Public Lands
Lindsay Gibbs, Sports Reporter, ThinkProgress
Jessica Goldstein, Culture Editor, ThinkProgress
Rob Griffin, Senior Research Associate, Progressive Studies
Jamal Hagler, Research Assistant, Progress 2050
Darrah Hall, Special Assistant, Legal Progress
Lauren Harmon, Voting Campaign Manager
Erica Hellerstein, Investigative Reporter, ThinkProgress
Josh Israel, Senior Investigative Reporter, ThinkProgress
Jack Jenkins, Senior Religion Reporter, ThinkProgress
Chelsea Kiene, Media Coordinator
Ryan Koronowski, Co-Editor, ClimateProgress
Kiley Kroh, Senior Editor, ThinkProgress
Sara Langhinrichs, Social Media Director
Matt Lee-Ashley, Director, Public Lands
Esther Lee, Immigration Reporter, ThinkProgress
Kira Lerner, Political Reporter, ThinkProgress
Jennifer Molina, Ethnic Media Associate
Alice Ollstein, Political Reporter, ThinkProgress
Jonathon Padron, Manager, Business Operations
Samantha Page, Climate Reporter, ThinkProgress
Anna Perina, Special Assistant
Dylan Petrohilos, Digital Reporter, ThinkProgress
Charles Posner, Policy Manager
Allison Preiss, Associate Director, Media Relations
Alan Pyke, Deputy Economic Policy Editor, ThinkProgress
Casey Quinlan, Education Reporter, ThinkProgress
Will Ragland, Campaign Director, Education Policy
Laurel Raymond, Special Assistant, ThinkProgress
Brenden Riggs, Special Events Coordinator
Rachel Rosen, Director, Broadcast Communications
Justin Salhani, World Reporter, ThinkProgress
Aviva Shen, Senior Editor, ThinkProgress
Anisha Singh, Campaign Manager, Legal Progress
Patrick Smith, Social Media Reporter, ThinkProgress
Kay Steiger, Senior Editor, ThinkProgress
Benton Strong, Associate Director, Communications
Emily Tisch Sussman, Campaign Director
Tori Taylor, Manager, State Communications
Nidhi Thakar, Deputy Director, Public Lands
Christie Thompson, Investigative Reporter, ThinkProgress
Constance Torian, Special Events Coordinator
Carimah Townes, Criminal Justice Reporter, ThinkProgress
Sally Tucker, Special Assistant
Katie Valentine, Climate Reporter, ThinkProgress
Igor Volsky, Managing Editor, ThinkProgress
Lauren Williams, Technology Reporter, ThinkProgress
Ben Wrobel, Project Manager
Alex Zielinski, Health Reporter, ThinkProgress


Michael Anderson, Major Gifts Officer
Julia Busch, Director, Foundation Relations
Alison Canavan, Director, Individual and Corporate Giving
Nicole Collins, Coordinator, Donor Relations
Lara Flynn, Major Gifts Officer
Jon Roux, Special Assistant
Erin Sells, Manager, Foundation Relations

Doctors for America

Rachel Curley, Program Coordinator
Brannon Jordan, Communications Director

Early Childhood Policy

Maryam Adamu, Research Associate
Katie Hamm, Director, Early Childhood Policy
Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath, Policy Analyst
Jessica Troe, Research Assistant
Rebecca Ullrich, Policy Analyst

Economic Policy

Kate Bahn, Economist
Danielle Corley, Special Assistant
Kevin DeGood, Director, Infrastructure Policy
Brendan Duke, Middle-Out Policy Analyst
Sarah Edelman, Director, Housing Policy
Sarah Jane Glynn, Director, Women's Economic Policy
Ethan Gurwitz, Research Assistant
Angela Hanks, Senior Policy Analyst, Workforce Development
David Madland, Managing Director, Economic Policy; Director, American Worker Project
Michael Madowitz, Economist
Shiv Rawal, Research Assistant, Housing Policy
Alex Rowell, Research Assistant
Andrew Schwartz, Research Associate
Harry Stein, Director, Fiscal Policy
Alexandra Thornton, Senior Director, Tax Policy
Joe Valenti, Director, Consumer Finance
Karla Walter, Associate Director, American Worker Project
Michela Zonta, Senior Policy Analyst, Housing Finance and Policy

Education Policy

Perpetual Baffour, Research Assistant
Samantha Batel, Policy Analyst
Robert Hanna, Senior Policy Analyst
Stephenie Johnson, Policy Analyst
Annette Konoske-Graf, Policy Analyst, Education
Max Marchitello, Policy Analyst
Tiffany D. Miller, Director, Education Policy
Lisette Partelow, Director, Teacher Policy
Scott Sargrad, Director, Standards and Accountability
Kami Spicklemire, Research Assistant
Chelsea Straus, Policy Analyst


Myriam Alexander-Kearns, Research Associate
Erin Auel, Special Assistant
Danielle Baussan, Managing Director, Energy Policy
Ben Bovarnick, Research Assistant
Alison Cassady, Director, Domestic Energy Policy
Michael Conathan, Director, Ocean Policy
Miranda Peterson, Research Assistant
Shiva Polefka, Policy Analyst, Oceans
Gwynne Taraska, Senior Policy Advisor


Carl Bellin, Special Assistant to the Founding Director and Operations Coordinator
Annie Callaway, Senior Advocacy Associate
Susannah Cunningham, Director, Development
Holly Dranginis, Policy Analyst
Rachel Finn, Advocacy Manager
Meghan Higginbotham, Sister Schools Program Manager
Greg Hittelman, Communications Director
Lindsey Hutchison, Policy Analyst, Sudan and South Sudan
Maggie Jacobi, Operations Associate
Steve Lannen, Editor and Researcher
Sasha Lezhnev, Associate Director, Congo, Great Lakes, and LRA
J.R. Mailey, Senior Natural Resources and Conflict Policy Analyst
Jacinth Planer, Editor and Researcher
John Prendergast, Senior Fellow, Founding Director of the Enough Project
Anna Prow, Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer
Travis Roberts, Digital Communications Associate
Ian Schwab, Director, Advocacy and Impact Strategy
Megha Swamy, Media Relations Specialist

Executive Office

Hilary Badger, Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President for Policy
Senya Merchant, Special Assistant to the Executive Team
Phoebe Sweet, Director, Speechwriting
Maggie Polachek, Executive Coordinator

External Affairs

Elena Berger, Director, Email Marketing and Audience Relations
Erin Cohan, Director, Intergovernmental Affairs
Pat Collier IV, Director, Government Affairs
Ryan Collins, Associate Director, Government Affairs
Tim Daly, Director, Campaigns
Sabrina De Santiago, Director, Government Affairs
Lisa DeCow, Email Marketing Manager
Jordan Jones, Research Associate, Guns and Crime Policy
Chelsea Kearns, Special Assistant, External Affairs
Mara Pellittieri, Email Marketing Project Associate
Greg Waples, Campaign Manager, Guns and Crime Policy
Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Senior Policy Analyst, Guns and Crime Policy
Alex Zaslow, Email Marketing Associate


Carolyn Davis, Policy Analyst
Lauren Kokum, Special Assistant
Claire Markham, Outreach Manager
Sally Steenland, Director, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative


Kola Adetola, Director, Accounting
Deborah Alston, Accounts Payable Specialist
Brion Elliott, Grant Accounting Manager
Mildred Hardin, Accounts Payable Manager
Kaitlin Heinz, Senior Staff Accountant
Antoine Jordan, Special Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration
Clarice Pemberton-Cook, Staff Accountant

Generation Progress

Sarah Audelo, Policy Director
Kristin Avery, Campaign Manager, It's On Us
Grace Aylmer, Special Assistant
Liana Bishop, Digital Communications Associate
Chelsea Coatney, Communications Associate
Kyle Epstein, Press Associate
Hannah Finnie, Associate Editor
Sunny Frothingham, Policy Advocate
Charlotte Hancock, Digital Director, Higher Ed Not Debt and Generation Progress
Sheila E. Isong, Policy Manager
Anne Johnson, Executive Director, Generation Progress
Rebecca Kaplan, Partnership Manager, It's On Us
Nicholas Kitchel, Advocacy Associate
Matthew Campbell, Digital Manager, It's On Us
Jessica Morales, Policy Advocate
Mayu Takeda, Advocacy Associate
Maggie Thompson, Campaign Manager
Layla Zaidane, Communications Director


Maura Calsyn, Director, Health Policy
Thomas Huelskoetter, Research Assistant
Meghan O'Toole, Policy Analyst


Sanam Malik, Special Assistant
Silva Mathema, Policy Analyst
Lizet Ocampo, Associate Director, Immigration
Philip E. Wolgin, Associate Director, Immigration


Andrew Cray, In Memoriam
Laura E. Durso, Director, LGBT Research and Communications Project
Sharita Gruberg, Senior Policy Analyst
Sarah McBride, Campaigns and Communications Manager
Ashe McGovern, Policy Analyst
Aaron Ridings, Associate Director, LGBT Research and Communications Project
Caitlin Rooney, Special Assistant


Anne Dechter, Legal Counsel
Audrey Juarez, Legal Assistant
Praveen Madhiraju, Legal Counsel
Laura Napoliello, Legal Assistant
Stephanie Thomas, Legal Assistant

National Security and International Policy

Muath Al Wari, Senior Policy Analyst
Mokhtar Awad, Research Associate
Katherine Blakeley, Policy Analyst
Nathan Fenstermacher, Managing Director, National Security and International Policy
Brian Harding, Director, East and Southeast Asia
Melanie Hart, Director, China Policy
Max Hoffman, Policy Analyst
Peter Juul, Policy Analyst
John Norris, Executive Director, Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative
Christine Parthemore, Director, Climate and Food Security
Ken Sofer, Senior Policy Advisor

Postsecondary Education

Elizabeth Baylor, Director, Postsecondary Education
Antoinette Flores, Policy Analyst
Ben Miller, Senior Director, Postsecondary Education


Jackie Odum, Research Associate, Poverty to Prosperity Program
Alyssa Peterson, Associate Editor,
Michael Richardson, Field Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator, Poverty to Prosperity Program
Tracey Ross, Associate Director, Poverty to Prosperity Program
Eliza Schultz, Special Assistant
Erik Stegman, Director of Field Outreach and Advocacy, Poverty to Prosperity Program
Rebecca Vallas, Director of Policy, Poverty to Prosperity Program
Rachel West, Senior Policy Analyst, Poverty to Prosperity Program


Christopher Bachmann, UNIX Systems Administrator
J.R. Boynton, Manager, Outreach Systems and Analytics
John Cruces, Information Security and Systems Engineer
Demetrick DeVille, Help Desk Technician II
Eric Helvey, Web Developer
James Honaker, Web Developer, Special Projects
Rhonda Malone, Director, Information Technology
Lauren Orsini, Web Developer
Horace Payne, Help Desk Manager
Alex Pryor, Manager, Audio and Video Technology
Trinetra Rawls, Help Desk Technician I
Trevor Williams, Salesforce CRM Manager

Women's Health

Donna Barry, Director, Women's Health and Rights Program
Heidi Williamson, Senior Policy Analyst

Women's Initiative

Kaitlin Holmes, Special Assistant
Shilpa Phadke, Senior Director, Women's Initiative