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Masters of Public Policy

American University, Washington, D.C.

Coursework included: Economics for Public Policy, Quantitative Analysis I & II, Project Management

  • Final program practicum proposed solutions to homelessness in Washington, D.C. for persons living with HIV/AIDS.

B.A. Political Science, Minor Psychology

St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas

President of the Social Justice Coalition, in affiliation with Oxfam America.

Work experience

Aug 2013Jun 2015

Social Media Coordinator and Intern

Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, Washington, DC
  • Used subject matter expertise to promote the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) program on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and our website. Created social media outlets.
  • Worked with Executive Director to redesign website as part of larger strategic plan to grow the organization. Staffed and attended general and board meetings. Present social media program reports to the Board.
Oct 2008Aug 2013

Legislative and Policy Coordinator

National Council of State Housing Agencies, Washington, DC
  • Specialized in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, which provides about 90 percent of federally assisted multifamily affordable rental housing for the nation. NCSHA represents each state-based Housing Credit allocating agency. 

Policy and Advocacy 

  • Collected district-specific Housing Credit and Multifamily Bond data, researched members and districts, and created Hill materials.
  • Coordinated the development, collection, analysis, and delivery of an annual survey of our membership for NCSHA's annual Factbook Housing Credit chapter.
  • Analyzed bills and other vital documents, such as the President's budget, to stay abreast of affordable housing policy issues and inform our membership.
  • Participated in an industry-wide coalition working group, the ACTION Campaign, whose goal is to preserve the Housing Credit.
  • Attended congressional and administration meetings.
  • Reviewed the IRS Bulletin, policy reports, research, and news articles related to the Housing Credit and disseminated the information to colleagues and members.
  • Drafted content for NCSHA blog.
  • Built and maintained relationship with each member's federal liaison and program specialists.

Association Management

  • Developed organization of policy information on NCSHA's updated website.
  • Disseminated information to members through their relevant NCSHA Community.
  • Coordinated Policy department with Marketing and Communications to create website posts.
  • Managed meeting agendas and contacts with Netforum database.
  • Staffed NCSHA conference and events, providing program expertise as well as logistical support.
  • Routine daily tasks included compilation of relevant media publications, tracking legislation, following member agency news, and maintaining awareness of political environment in housing, federal budget, and tax policy developments. 
Nov 2005Aug 2008

Legal Assistant

The Law Offices of Kent A. Sick, Austin, Texas
  • Assisted attorneys in eminent domain and family law cases.
  • Drafted orders and pleadings, organized hearings on behalf of client municipality, and various other tasks to progress cases and assist attorneys. 
Jan 2005Jun 2005

Policy Intern

Texas State Senate Committee for Health and Human Services, Austin, Texas
  • Served as a policy intern in the office of Senator Jane Nelson, 79th Legislative Session.
  • Drafted replies to constituents, prepared staff for Committee hearings, and performed various other tasks.


Software Programs

STATA; Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access; Netforum member and event management database