Rachael P.

United States

Summary

As a policy analyst and professional, I approach my work through a strong social justice and cultural competency framework that is continually evolving. While applying qualitative and quantitative analytical skills, I enjoy using my creativity to produce evidence-based policy recommendations and improving the efficiency of existing systems. To ensure success, I employ strong project management practices in my policy and consulting work. My professional interests lie in enhancing and improving social safety net programs through: + Providing technical assistance to both state and nonprofit entities + Cultivating state administrative best practices (e.g. utilizing online applications, case manager telephone interview opportunities, etc.) + Promoting the cost-savings through technology utilization (e.g. blockchain documentation, chatbots, online application portals, UX/UI, etc) + Advocating for the expansion of successful pilot programs (e.g. SNAP vegetable/fruit matching grants through the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program and private donors, SFSP 3rd meal option, etc) + Using outcome-based metrics in the context of ending systemic poverty to: 1. Address racial and other identity-focused systemic inequities 2. Improve cross-program coordination to create an effective safety 'net' 3. Focus on longer-term outcomes (i.e. sustainable employment as opposed to 'skimming' practices) Highlighted Skills: • Advanced Excel • STATA • Program/Project Management • Facilitation • Program Evaluation • Research & Analysis • Database Management • Event Planning • Basic Spanish

Experience

  • research & development
  • project support
  • development
  • anti-poverty / social justice
  • work
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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