2019-20 Policy Fellows

Policy Focus: Dual Credit Access and Quality

The 2019-20 Policy Fellows play a critical role in Stand’s evaluation of the dual-credit landscape in Illinois.

Access to dual-credit opportunities can help students prepare for and succeed in college while reducing the cost and time to graduate. On the flip side, shutting low-income and minority students out of such high-value programs increases education inequity.

Participants choose from advocacy opportunities such as data analysis, field study, and co-authoring a report expected to be foundational in recommending State-level policy opportunities. Their work builds off the efforts of the 2018-19 Class of Policy Fellows and their report, Stop Illinois Brain Drain: Building Pathways to Prosperity for High School Students.


2019-20 Class of Stand Policy Fellows

  • Jazzy Davenport-Russ, Chicago
  • Shaylee Eaves, Vienna
  • Jesse Faber, Pontiac
  • Bridget French, Rockford
  • Karlie Glisson, Vienna
  • Kirstan Goines, Vienna
  • Tiffany Harston, Chicago
  • Darryl Hogue, Fulton
  • Reagan Lyn Johnson, Vienna
  • Shairee Lackey, Evanston
  • Dorian Minor, Chicago
  • Matthew Pardo, Chicago
  • Samantha Semrow, Chicago
  • Daiva Siliunas, Chicago
  • Joshua Stafford, Vienna
  • Erin Torrisi, Palatine
  • Emma Wells, Cypress
  • Lanessa Young, Chicago

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